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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fast Food Challenge: Cheeseburgers

This week we challenge Burger King on the Whopper with Cheese, and it ended up being an easy challenge. Check out the chart to see the differences! Happy Superbowl Sunday!

Fat (grams)
Price (US dollars)
Burger King
True Treats

Healthy Cheeseburgers

Yields 1 Cheeseburger


1/3 lb 95% lean ground beef
1 slice Gouda cheese
¼ c spinach
2 pieces of red leaf lettuce
2 slices of tomato
1 slice of red onion
1 thin whole-wheat bun
1 t mustard
1 t ketchup
1 T garlic
1 t chili powder
1 t crushed red pepper
1 t paprika
1 t cumin
1 t basil
1 t oregano
1 t Frank’s red hot
salt and pepper


            In a large bowl, place the ground meat. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, crushed red pepper, paprika, cumin, basil, oregano, and Frank’s red hot sauce. Mix the spices with the meat and form into a patty. Heat the BBQ to medium-high heat.

            Meanwhile, you can slice up the vegetables according to how many patties you are making. It is always good to prepare so when the burgers come off of the BBQ, you are ready to build the burger and eat. Bring the slices of cheese and buns outside.

            When the patties has been flipped, and almost done, about 5-7 minutes, add the cheese on top, buns on the grill and close lid. This will allow the cheese to melt to the patty and to toast the bun. Remove from heat, add bun, veggies, and condiments. And, enjoy! 

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