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Texas
Toppings
Burgers are a staple at any
Texas table and like most
things, Texans top burgers
better than anyone.
How to make
a perfect
hamburger
patty
1
Combine Ground Beef and seasoning into a
large bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2
Shape the mixture into equal-sized balls.
3
Gently press the balls down to make flat
burger shapes ½-¾-inch thick.
4
Make a small indentation in the center of
the burger with your thumb. This prevents
the center from swelling, leading to
uneven cooking.
Texas Burger
with Beer
Cheese Sauce
45
MINUTES
MAKES 8
SERVINGS
10
INGREDIENTS
Ingredients
2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground
black pepper
2 large red onions,
cut in ¾-inch slices
Olive oil
Preparation
8 (2 oz.) pretzel bun
8 lettuce leaves
1
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.
2
Combine Ground Beef in a large bowl,
mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into
four ¾-inch thick patties. Season each
side with salt and pepper. Make a small
indention in the center of the burger with
your thumb.
3
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 5 minutes on one side. Flip
once, grilling on the other side for 5 minutes
or until internal temperature reaches 160°F
with a meat thermometer inserted into the
thickest part of the burger.
8 slices tomato
Beer Cheese Sauce,
recipe on next page
½ cup chopped,
pickled jalapeño
peppers
4
5
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 480; Total fat 31g (Sat. fat
16g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 140mg; Sodium 830mg; Total Carb. 9g; Fiber
1g; Total Sugars 3g; Protein 35g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (30% DV); Iron
Drizzle each side of onion slices with olive
oil. Season with salt and pepper. Grill 5 to
7 minutes on each side or until onion is
tender and has caramelized.
Place lettuce, grilled onion slice, tomato,
and then burger on bottom of bun. Drizzle
2 Tbsp. Beer Cheese Sauce on each burger.
Evenly top with pickled jalapeño peppers.
Close sandwiches.
(25% DV); Potas. (14%DV)
(Beer Cheese recipe on the next page.)
Texas Beer
Cheese Sauce
20
MINUTES
MAKES 2
CUPS
Grilling Tips
400°F
or medium
high heat
Cook for a
total of
15-20 minutes
Flip once
halfway through
cooking
Use Meat
thermometer
to ensure 160°F
doneness
6
INGREDIENTS
Ingredients
2 Tbsp. butter
¾ cup half and half
2 Tbsp. all-purpose
flour
3 oz. grated sharp
Cheddar cheese
1 cup light
Texas beer
3 oz. grated
Swiss cheese
Preparation
1
Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat.
Whisk in flour and cook, stirring until the mixture
begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the
beer until smooth. Reduce the heat; cook until
the foaming begins to subside and the mixture
begins to reduce, about 5 minutes. Whisk in
the half and half and continue to cook, stirring
occasionally until the sauce thickens, about
10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cheeses
stirring until completely melted. Keep warm until
ready to use.
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 150; Total fat 11g (Sat. fat 7g;
Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 40mg; Sodium 125mg; Total Carb. 4g; Fiber 0g;
Total Sugars 0g; Protein 7g; Vit D (0% DV); Calcium (20% DV); Iron (0%
DV); Potas. (0%DV)
PRO
Pro Tip
Use a spatula to flip burger once. Be careful not
to release juices by pressing on the burger or
piercing with a fork.
Mushroom,
Onion &
Swiss Burger
45
MINUTES
MAKES 8
SERVINGS
11
INGREDIENTS
Ingredients
Preparation
2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
1 medium onion,
thinly sliced
3 tsp. Worcestershire
sauce
8 slices Swiss cheese
1 ½ tsp. Kosher salt,
divided
1 tsp. freshly ground
black pepper,
divided
3 Tbsp. olive oil
8 (2 oz.) whole-grain
hamburger buns,
toasted
1
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.
2
Combine Ground Beef, Worcestershire sauce, ¾ tsp.
salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper in a large bowl, mixing
lightly but thoroughly. Shape into eight ¾-inch thick
patties. Make a small indention in the center of the
burger with your thumb.
3
1 cup BBQ sauce,
divided
2 cups (8 slices)
green leaf lettuce
4
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 5 minutes on one side. Flip once,
grilling on the other side for 5 minutes or until
internal temperature reaches 160°F with a meat
thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the
burger. Top each burger with Swiss cheese the last 2
minutes of cooking time or until melted.
5
Place lettuce, then burgers on bottoms of buns.
Evenly top burgers with sautéed mushrooms and
onions. Drizzle 2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce on each burger.
Close sandwiches.
16 oz. sliced baby
bella mushrooms
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 490; Total Fat 23 g (Sat. Fat
9g; Trans Fat 0 g); Cholest. 95 mg; Sodium 970 mg; Total Carb. 36 g;
Fiber 3 g; Total Sugars 15g; Protein 34g; Vit. D (2%DV); Calcium (30%DV);
Iron (30%DV); Potas. (22%DV)
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
Add mushrooms and onions. Cook until tender,
about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add ¾ tsp. salt
and 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper. Keep warm.
Caribbean
Beef Burgers
with Mango
Salsa
30
MINUTES
Ingredients
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
2 Tbsp. Caribbean
jerk seasoning
Salt
8 buns
9
INGREDIENTS
Preparation
SALSA
1 large mango,
peeled, coarsely
chopped
(about 1 cup)
1 Tbsp. chopped
fresh cilantro
1
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F
2
Combine Ground Beef and jerk seasoning in
a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape into four ¾-inch thick patties. Make a
small indention in the center of the burger
with your thumb.
3
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 6-7 minutes on one side. Flip
once, grilling on the other side for 6 minutes
or until internal temperature reaches 160°F
with a meat thermometer inserted into the
thickest part of the burger.
4
Meanwhile, combine salsa ingredients in
medium bowl, mixing lightly. Place salsa on
burgers and serve.
1 Tbsp. chopped
green onion
1 Tbsp. finely
chopped seeded
jalapeño pepper
1 Tbsp. fresh
lime juice
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 263; Total fat 12g (Sat. fat 5g;
Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 112mg; Sodium 505mg; Total Carb. 7g; Fiber .8g;
Total Sugars 3g; Protein 34g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (30% DV); Iron (25%
DV); Potas. (14%DV)
MAKES 4
SERVINGS
Lone Star
Beef & Veggie
Burger
10
MINUTES
MAKES 8
SERVINGS
12
INGREDIENTS
Ingredients
2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
1 medium zucchini,
grated
1 medium carrot,
grated
Preparation
1 egg, beaten
1
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F
2 Tbsp.
chili powder
2
Combine Ground Beef and ingredients in a
large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape into eight ¾-inch thick patties. Make
a small indention in the center of the burger
with your thumb.
3
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 5 minutes on one side. Flip
once, grilling on the other side for 5 minutes
or until internal temperature reaches 160°F
with a meat thermometer inserted into the
thickest part of the burger.
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. Kosher salt
6 cloves garlic,
minced
1 tsp. freshly
ground pepper
1/2 cup cilantro,
chopped
Buns
1/4 cup plain bread
crumbs
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 350; Total fat 15g (Sat. fat 5g;
Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 75mg; Sodium 920mg; Total Carb. 25g; Fiber 3g;
Total Sugars 4g; Protein 29g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (8% DV); Iron (30%
DV); Potas. (17%DV)
4
Serve on buns, toast or hard rolls garnished
as you like.
Top It
BUN
Choose a hearty, whole grain bun
AVOCADOS
Boost your fiber and folate
with a rich, creamy texture
TOMATOES
Choose fresh tomatoes to
boost your lycopene
JALAPEÑO PEPPERS
Give it some spice while
packing in vitamin C
CHEESE
Top it with 1 oz of low-fat cheese
to boost your calcium
GROUND BEEF
“The star of this show” or 3 oz of
lean ground beef gives you zinc,
iron and 25g of protein
ONION
Top it with onion for
fiber and vitamin C
PICKLES
Top it with pickles for fiber,
vitamin A and vitamin K
LETTUCE
Top it with green leaf or Romaine
lettuce for fiber and vitamin A
(the greener the better)
Roasted
Poblano Burger
with Pepper
Jack Cheese
60
MINUTES
Ingredients
2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
1
2
3
2 large poblano peppers
2 Tbsp. olive oil
8 slices pepper
jack cheese
½ cup chipotle mayonnaise
(30% DV); Potas. (13%DV)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place poblano pepper on a
baking sheet. Rub each pepper with 1 Tbsp. olive
oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven
until the skin of the chile is blackened, about 15-20
minutes. Remove from the oven, place in a bowl, cover
with plastic wrap and steam for 15 minutes. Remove
from the bowl, peel, remove the stems and seeds and
coarsely chop.
5
Evenly spread 1 Tbsp. chipotle mayonnaise on top and
bottom of each bun. Place lettuce, then burgers on
bottoms of buns. Top each burger evenly with chopped
poblano pepper and lettuce. Close sandwiches.
Nutrition Information
2g; Total Sugars 3g; Protein 32g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (15% DV); Iron
Combine Ground Beef in a large bowl, mixing lightly
but thoroughly. Shape into four ¾-inch thick patties.
Season each side with salt and pepper. Make a small
indention in the center of the burger with your thumb.
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 5 minutes on one side. Flip once,
grilling on the other side for 5 minutes or until internal
temperature reaches 160°F with a meat thermometer
inserted into the thickest part of the burger. Top each
burger with a slice of cheese the last 2 minutes of
cooking time.
8 slices curly leaf lettuce
12g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 100mg; Sodium 490mg; Total Carb. 20g; Fiber
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.
4
8 (2 oz.) whole-grain hamburger buns
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 520; Total fat 34g (Sat. fat
9
INGREDIENTS
Preparation
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
MAKES 8
SERVINGS
Saucy Blue
Cheese Burger
30
MINUTES
MAKES 8
SERVINGS
9
INGREDIENTS
Ingredients
Preparation
2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
½ cup blue cheese
crumbles
Kosher salt and
freshly ground
black pepper
8 slices, red leaf
lettuce
½ cup light ranch
dressing
2 Tbsp. buffalo
wing sauce
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.
2
Combine Ground Beef in a large bowl,
mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into
four ¾-inch thick patties. Season each
side with salt and pepper. Make a small
indention in the center of the burger with
your thumb.
3
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 5 minutes on one side. Flip
once, grilling on the other side for 5 minutes
or until internal temperature reaches 160°F
with a meat thermometer inserted into the
thickest part of the burger.
4
Prepare dressing by whisking together
ranch dressing and buffalo wing sauce in a
small bowl. Set aside.
5
Place lettuce, tomato and burgers on
bottoms of buns. Top burgers evenly with
dressing and blue cheese crumbles. Close
sandwiches.
8 slices tomato
8 (2 oz.) whole-grain
hamburger buns
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 390; Total fat 19g (Sat. fat 7g;
Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 80mg; Sodium 980mg; Total Carb. 24g; Fiber 2g;
Total Sugars 4g; Protein 29g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (10% DV); Iron (25%
DV); Potas. (16%DV)
1
Southwest
Burger Wrap
30
MINUTES
Ingredients
2 lbs. Ground Beef
(90% lean)
1 can (4 oz.) chopped
green chilies,
drained
3 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. Kosher salt
13
INGREDIENTS
Preparation
¼ cup salsa
1
Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.
8 slices Pepper
Jack cheese
2
Combine Ground Beef and chilies, cumin,
chili powder, garlic powder, salt and
pepper in a large bowl, mixing lightly but
thoroughly.
3
Shape into eight ¾-inch thick patties. Make
a small indention in the center of the burger
with your thumb.
8 large butter
lettuce leaves
1-2 ripe avocados,
peeled and sliced
1 cup Pico de Gallo,
evenly divided
4
5
½ tsp. freshly ground
black pepper
½ cup sour cream
Nutrition Information
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 370; Total fat 24g (Sat. fat 11g;
Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 105mg; Sodium 630mg; Total Carb. 7g; Fiber 2g;
Total Sugars 3g; Protein 29g; Vit D (2% DV); Calcium (15% DV); Iron (25%
DV); Potas. (15%DV)
MAKES 8
SERVINGS
6
In a small bowl blend sour cream and salsa.
Set aside.
Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for
approximately 5 minutes on one side. Flip
once, grilling on the other side for 5 minutes
or until internal temperature reaches 160°F
with a meat thermometer inserted into the
thickest part of the burger. Top with cheese
slices last two minutes of cooking time.
Place burgers on lettuce leaves. Top evenly
with avocado slices. Drizzle sour cream
mixture and top with Pico de Gallo.
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