Healthy Burgers with Hummus
1 tsp olive oil
¼ cup onion, very finely minced
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/2 cup roasted red pepper hummus, divided
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp salt
4 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns, toasted
½ red bell pepper, finely sliced
½ cup cabbage, shredded
1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add in the onion and sauté until it softens and slightly caramelizes, about 4 minutes. Add the onion to a bowl with the beef, ¼ cup hummus, pepper and salt. Mix until well incorporated, then form into 4 ¾-inch patties. Using your thumb, make a shallow depression in the center of each burger.
2. Place burgers on a grill heated to medium, close the lid and cook on both sides, about 6-8 minutes per side, until they reach an internal temperature of 160 F.
3. To serve, place the bell peppers on the bottom half of the buns, top with the burger and a tablespoon of hummus, and garnish with the shredded cabbage.
Recipe and photo courtesy Abbey Sharp, RD @ Abbey’s Kitchen