Grilled Barbecued Beef and Bean Burgers

Grilled Barbecued Beef and Bean Burgers

Betty Crocker's Diabetes Cookbook and Heart Healthy Cookbook share a recipe! With beefy bean burgers that are ready in less than 30 minutes, you can have your meat and fiber, too.

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

5

servings

1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
can (15 to 16 oz) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
1/4
cup finely crushed saltine crackers (about 7 squares)
2
tablespoons barbecue sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
egg
Leaf lettuce, if desired
5
whole-grain hamburger buns, split
5
teaspoons barbecue sauce
Sliced tomato and sliced onion, if desired
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, beans, cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, the pepper and egg. Shape into 5 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 5 minutes. Turn; cook covered 5 to 6 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160ºF.
  3. Place lettuce and patties on bottom halves of buns. Spread each patty with 1 teaspoon barbecue sauce. Top with tomato and onion. Cover with bun tops.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Health Twist
Mixing ground beef with beans is a great way to enjoy the taste of beef and boost your fiber.
Serve-With
Offer up a platter of these tasty burgers at your next backyard barbecue. Add 1/2 cup of potato salad and carrot and celery sticks with fat-free dip for 4 Carbohydrate Choices.
Variation
Try using other kinds of beans, such as black, kidney or pinto, instead of the great northern beans.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 410mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.