Who doesn’t love a good burger? Indulging in a good burger doesn’t have to be unhealthy! Celebrity Chef and author Chef Missy Chase Lapine has a healthy way for you to enjoy a good burger and still keep your waistline in check.
The Sneaky Chef is the brainchild of Missy Chase Lapine, whose New York Times bestseller, The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Healthy Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals inspired a whole new brand in the healthy eating/lifestyles category. In honor of National Burger Month, here is a delicious recipe for a barbell burger!
– 1/4 cup tomato paste
– 1/4 cup Prune Puree or Purple Puree
– 1/4 cup oat bran, plus additional as needed
– 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1 pound lean ground beef
– 4 hamburger buns or English muffins, preferably whole grain
– Optional extra boost: lettuce, tomato slices, or grilled onions and mushrooms
Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high, or heat an indoor grill pan to medium-high and spray with oil.
In a large bowl, mix tomato paste, Purple Puree, oat bran, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Add the ground beef, mixing with your hands until well combined. If the mixture is too sticky, add a bit more oat bran.
Using damp hands, shape mixture into four 1/4-pound patties. At this point, the burgers may be prepared a day ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator or frozen. If you are not freezing for future use, proceed to the next steps.
Spray both sides of the burgers with oil and place them on the prepared grill. Cook for 4 to 7 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.