Prep 6 mins
Cook 8 mins
Entered for safe-keeping. From JoAnna M Lund's "Hot Off the Grill: The Healthy Exchanges Electric Grilling Cookbook", received in February 2009 Cookbook Swap. Perfect for your G Foreman grill. A mild spicy heat combined with sweetness; add Emeril's Essence or a few drops of Tabasco sauce for more zing. Please read reviews for insight on amount of Splenda and adjust to your own preference; a little bit of Splenda goes a long way. (I double-checked the source, and I typed the ingredient amount accurately.)
- butter-flavored cooking spray
- 16 ounces ground sirloin or 16 ounces extra lean ground beef or 16 ounces ground turkey breast
- 6 tablespoons dried fine breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 1⁄4 cups green bell peppers, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup reduced sodium ketchup
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 8 ounces low-sodium tomato sauce
- 8 ounces diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 tablespoons Splenda granular
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- Plug in and generously spray both sides of double-sided electric contact grill with butter-flavored cooking spray and preheat for 5 minutes.
- MAKE PATTIES:.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs, onion, green pepper, catsup and Worcestershire sauce.
- Using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, form into 6 patties.
- Evenly arrange patties on prepared grill. Close lid and grill for 6-8 minutes.
- MAKE SAUCE:.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine tomato sauce, undrained tomatoes, Splenda, and parsley flakes. Cover over medium-low heat while patties are grilling, stirring occasionally.
- For each serving, place 1 patty on a plate and spoon about 1/4 cup tomato sauce over top.
The patties are great. Great flavors. But the sauce, it's way too sweet. And I used only 1 1/2 tbs of Splenda. I should have omitted it. I used only 1/4 cup of green bell pepper cause I though it would be too much with 1 1/4 cups. And now I see that I forgot to add the breadcrumbs LOL The patties have a nice sweet taste probably because of the ketchup. Thanks Kate :)