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 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Mixing ground beef with beans is a great way to enjoy the taste of beef and boost your fiber.

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.

Try using other kinds of beans, such as black, kidney or pinto, instead of the great northern beans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
410mg
410%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
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.