Recipe: Healthy Homemade Hamburgers





  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4



    • 500g extra lean ground beef 
    • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
    • 100g shredded Proteina High-Protein Cheese
    • Optional toppings: smashed avocado, sliced cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, dill pickles, bacon, sautéed onions, etc.




    1. Heat an outdoor grill to medium heat (or, use a griddle or fry pan, though this is messier).
    2. Divide the ground chuck into 4 oz portions (1/4 of the meat), using a scale if you have one. Using two sheets of wax paper (or one large sheet, folded in half), gently press the meat into a round patty -  the thinner, the better. Once they start cooking, they will increase in size. Set aside and repeat for rest of the patties.
    3. Once all patties are formed, lightly season with sea salt and ground black pepper. 
    4. Once grill is hot, place the patties on the grill. Do not close the lid and let cook for 3-5 minutes.
    5. Flip the patties and cook another 3-5 minutes, uncovered
    6. Then, flip the patties once more but also move to a medium-low heat zone. Cover and cook patties until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 3-5 minutes.
    7. Once patties are at 160 degrees F, add cheese slices, and cover an additional minute to let melt. Quickly remove the patties from the grill and let sit 3 minutes before serving.
    8. Prepare the burger as you wish using the optional toppings listed above


    Nutrition Per Serving (1 Burger)