The perfect basic burger recipe.

Nutrition information per average serving:

Calories 272,  Fat 8 g (saturated fat 3 g, monosaturated fat 3 g), Cholesterol 65 mg;  Sodium  439 mg; Carbohydrate 24 g; Fiber 3.6 g.

Makes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 - 11 minutes


1# Lean ground beef
¼ cup soft bread crumbs
1 egg white
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 whole wheat hamburger buns split


Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg white, salt and pepper in a bowl, mix lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into 4 ½ inch thick patties.

Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill uncovered 10-11 minutes turning occasionally.

On buns, line bottom with lettuce leaf and tomato, top with burger and close sandwiches.