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Serving size 4
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1 medium onion, chopped1 Tbsp canola oil2 Tbsp ketchup, divided2 Tbsp low-fat mayonnaise2 tsp dill pickle relish1 tsp distilled white vinegar1 lb lean (90% or leaner) ground beef2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce½ tsp freshly ground pepper4 sesame-seed or other hamburger buns, toasted 4 slices tomato 4 leaves green-leaf lettuce


1. Preheat grill to medium-high (or see Stovetop Variation).

2. Combine onion, oil and 1 tablespoon ketchup in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the onion is softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft, 5 to 8 minutes more. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool for a few minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon ketchup, mayonnaise, relish and vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside.

4. Add beef, Worcestershire (or steak sauce) and pepper to the onion and gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.

5. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

6. Assemble the burgers on toasted buns with the ketchup-mayonnaise sauce, tomato slices and lettuce.

Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Stovetop Variation: Coat a nonstick pan, preferably cast-iron (or a grill pan), with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add burgers, reduce heat to medium and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer registers 155°F (for pork and bison) or 165° (for beef or chicken), 4 to 5 minutes per side.

To Make Ahead: Prepare ketchup-mayonnaise sauce (Step 3) and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 375 25%
  • Calories from fat 144 24%
  • Total Fat 16gm 22%
  • Sodium 536mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrates 31gm
  • Fiber 2gm
  • Protein 27gm
  • Cholesterol 71mg 10%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Burger, Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Beef, Tomato, American, Easy, Barbecue & Grilling, Cookout, Memorial Day, Labor Day

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