1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
Toppings of your choice
1. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties. Press a shallow indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb. Brush both sides of patties with oil.
2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with toppings.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
YIELD: 4 servings.
Go on a burger road trip in your own backyard. Grill the patties and load them sky-high with your favorite toppings. For instance, peanut butter and bacon make them southern style; coleslaw and tomatoes, a northern version.
1 burger (calculated without toppings): 429 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 796mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.