Beef Burger – Low Calorie

beef burgerJuicy, tender, and tasty burger is what you’ll get when you follow this recipe. It is simple and done in no time, but it’s important that you keep in mind the tips I shared in the method.

beef burger low calorie 1The calories calculated do not include the bread and the vegetables. So be creative add your own favorite toppings but keep the calories within your daily caloric intake.

beef burger low calorie 2This recipe can be used with ground chicken or turkey, all you have to change is the cooking time.

You can cook these burgers in a nonstick pan or on a grill.

So let’s get going!

Beef Burger

Serves 2. One serving 195 calories

170gm lean ground beef (95%lean and 5% fat)


Black pepper

1 tablespoon minced onion

1 minced garlic clove

1 tablespoon bread crumb (I’ve used fresh)

1 teaspoon olive oil

– To large bowl, add all ingredients.

– Mix gently, which will allow beef to stay fluffy and tender when cooked.

– Shape into 2 patties about 1 inch high. Cover and freeze 10 minutes. (When making a patty, do not compress meat. Otherwise, the burger will take longer to cook and will not remain juicy.)

– Grill burgers 4-5 minutes on each side. Do not press burger as it cooks, because this will release juices and the burger will become tough.

– Remove burgers when done. Cover immediately and wait at least 5 minutes before serving. This will allow the beef to rest, hold its shape, and strengthen the flavor.


7 Comments on Beef Burger – Low Calorie

  1. Medeja
    22/02/2014 at 12:11 am (2 years ago)

    I think I would like turkey burger.. :) The problem with burgers is that they go very well with fries 😀

    • munatycooking
      22/02/2014 at 8:08 am (2 years ago)

      I agree! Maybe I should come up with low calorie fries recipe :)

  2. Angie (@angiesrecipess)
    22/02/2014 at 3:59 am (2 years ago)

    My husband will sure love this…with some fries.
    Have a lovely weekend, Muna.

  3. Rosa
    24/02/2014 at 2:59 am (2 years ago)

    Scrumptious! Wither over fries, perfect…



    • munatycooking
      24/02/2014 at 8:57 pm (2 years ago)

      I love fries and will work on lighter version I guess :)

  4. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine
    24/02/2014 at 6:19 pm (2 years ago)

    This sounds just wonderful. I love that you figured out how to make lean beef into a juicy, tasty burger. Such nice photos too. I’ve heard that burgers are one of the hardest foods to photograph, BRAVO to you! :)

    • munatycooking
      24/02/2014 at 8:56 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks for your kind words Chris :)