Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
From the Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook, this sounds really good.
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 scallions, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 4 slices fresh pineapple or 4 slices pineapple, canned and unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 slices French bread, 1-ounce each
- Mix the beef, garlic, scallions, ginger, and soy sauce together and form in 4 patties of equal size about 3/4-inch thick.
- Grill or broil 4-inches from source of heat, for 7 minutes for medium-rare turning once.
- While burgers are grilling, brush 4 slices of fresh or canned water-packed unsweetened pineapple with 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
- Grill until pineapple is heated through and seared with grill marks, about 6 minutes (2 minutes for canned pineapple).
- Serve each patty open-face in a 1-ounce toasted slice of French bread, topped with grilled pineapple slice, and garnished with 1 tablespoon minced green bell pepper.
- Food Exchange per serving: 2 MEDIUM-FAT MEAT EXCHANGES + 1 1/2 BREAD/STARCH EXCHANGES: CAL: 282; PRO: 20g; CAR: 23g; FAT: 13g(CAL: FROM FAT 41%) FIB: TRACE; CHO: 53mg; SODIUM: 401mg: POTASSIUM: 307mg;.
Saturday has become burger night here trying those of all types some with beef, others with chicken, turkey, soy or beans. This was tonight's special and a wonderful treat. My bread was a little narrow so I sliced it on the diagonal and had two brushetta shaped burgers per serving. I made the burger mix as directed adding a small pinch of pepper flakes for a little zip and the result was a lean burger long on flavor.