Better Burgers

Wheat germ adds a nutritional element to these grilled burgers seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and marjoram. Prepare this recipe in less than 30 minutes.

Better Burgers
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • American cheese, lettuce and sliced tomato (optional)

Make It

1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, wheat germ, eggs, half-and-half, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, marjoram and thyme. Shape into 8 patties.

2. Broil or grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature registers 150 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Place a slice of cheese on top during the last 2 minutes of cooking, if desired. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes (temperature should reach 160 degrees ).

3. Place burgers on buns and top with lettuce and tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 351, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 131, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 27, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 34, sodium (mg): 625, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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