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An American Beef Burger

 
One serving costs about $2.17

$2.17 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:50%

Spoonacular Score: 50%

 

An American Beef Burger is an American main course. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 571 calories, 32g of protein, and 31g of fat. For $2.17 per serving, this recipe covers 22% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. It is brought to you by Foodista. If you have , 2 lb beef mince, tomatoes, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 51%. Try All American Burger, The All American Classic Bacon Cheese Burger, and Classic All-American Burger with Fried Sweet Pickles for similar recipes.

Burger works really well with Malbec, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Merlot will be perfectly adequate for a classic burger with standard toppings. Bolder toppings call for bolder wines, such as a malbec or peppery zinfandel. The Gascon Malbec with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 13 dollars per bottle.

Gascon Malbec

A classic expression of the grape, our Don Miguel Gascón Malbec opens with intense aromas of blackberry, plum and a hint of mocha. On the palate, dark fruit flavors are finely intertwined with notes of spice, licorice and chocolate for a magnificent full-bodied Malbec. Round tannins and a plush mouthfeel lead the way to a long, velvety finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1.21 lb
1.21 lb mince beef
mince beef
1
1  egg
egg
2 large
2 large garlic cloves
garlic cloves
1 large
1 large shallot
shallot
1 pinch
1 pinch black fresh Salt & Pepper
black fresh Salt & Pepper
1
1  sunflower oil
sunflower oil
some
some ready-to-serve Asian fried rice
ready-to-serve Asian fried rice
4
4  burger buns
burger buns
1 small
1 small red onion
red onion
2
2  tomatoes
tomatoes
1 leaf
1 leaf lettuce leaves
lettuce leaves
2
2  gherkins
gherkins
some
some yellow tomato ketchup
yellow tomato ketchup
1.21 lb mince beef
1.21 lb
mince beef
1  egg
1
egg
2 large garlic cloves
2 large
garlic cloves
1 large shallot
1 large
shallot
1 pinch black fresh Salt & Pepper
1 pinch
black fresh Salt & Pepper
1  sunflower oil
1
sunflower oil
some ready-to-serve Asian fried rice
some
ready-to-serve Asian fried rice
4  burger buns
4
burger buns
1 small red onion
1 small
red onion
2  tomatoes
2
tomatoes
1 leaf lettuce leaves
1 leaf
lettuce leaves
2  gherkins
2
gherkins
some yellow tomato ketchup
some
yellow tomato ketchup

Equipment

bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Place the meat, egg, garlic shallot, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix through with your hands. Do this until everything is as even as possible - you wouldn't want to get a mouthful of onion or garlic! Divide the burger mix into 4 equal parts. Form each burger by rolling it into a ball in your hands and flatten a little, but keep them nice and thick. Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan, when hot, place the burgers in the pan. The heat should be medium/hot. The cooking time will depend on how thick you make your burger and how you like them cooked. I find that my burgers take about 4 to 6 minutes on each side for a burger that is about 3cm thick (just over an inch) for a medium result. When the burgers are cooked, lift them out of the pan and set aside. Take your burger buns and place them face down in the pan, toast them in the burger flavour for a minute or two on each side. To serve, place the little gem leaves on your bread, then the tomato, the burgers on top, lay over a couple of slices of pickle and some sliced raw onion on top.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.22
Ingredient
550 grs mince beef
1 egg
2 larges garlic cloves
1 large shallot
1 sunflower oil
some ready-to-serve Asian fried rice
4 burger buns
1 small red onion
2 tomatoes
2 gherkins
some yellow tomato ketchup
Price
$4.27
$0.24
$0.13
$0.14
$0.01
$1.12
$1.84
$0.15
$0.92
$0.01
$0.05
$8.90

Tips

Health Tips

  • Ketchup can pack in a surprising amount of sugar, so read the nutrition facts label and find a brand that doesn't have too much. Of course, you can also make your own ketchup so you can control how much sugar goes in.

  • Be conscious of your choice of cooking oils. Some studies have shown that vegetable oils like safflower oil, sunflower oil, and canola oil might actually contribute to heart disease. Olive oil is a good alternative for low temperature cooking, while coconut oil is a recent favorite for high temperature cooking. Do your research!

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

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Price Tips

  • Making your own ketchup from scratch won't actually save you money and will definitely cost you more time. Personally, we will be sticking with store bought, but watching our serving sizes to avoid too much sugar.

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.

Cooking Tips

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
570 Calories
31g Protein
31g Total Fat
39g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
570
29%

Fat
31g
48%

  Saturated Fat
11g
72%

Carbohydrates
39g
13%

  Sugar
6g
8%

Cholesterol
138mg
46%

Sodium
522mg
23%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
31g
63%

Vitamin B12
3µg
52%

Selenium
34µg
49%

Vitamin B3
8mg
44%

Zinc
6mg
43%

Phosphorus
312mg
31%

Vitamin B6
0.61mg
30%

Vitamin B1
0.4mg
27%

Iron
4mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.39mg
23%

Folate
79µg
20%

Manganese
0.4mg
20%

Vitamin A
986IU
20%

Potassium
686mg
20%

Vitamin C
11mg
14%

Calcium
126mg
13%

Magnesium
45mg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Copper
0.2mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.96mg
10%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.36µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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