Recipe Details

Bodacious 'Steak' Burger

Number of Servings: 4

Serving Size: 1 burger

Enjoying a lean hamburger doesn't have to mean switching to turkey burgers. Just choose a lean ground beef, like sirloin. And here's another trade secret: if you're worried your burgers will be too dry without the fat, just add some cottage cheese! Your burgers will be bodaciously moist.

Name: Amount:
lb lean ground beef sirloin (antibiotic-free) 1
organic low-fat cottage cheese 0.25 cup
steak sauce 1 Tbsp
garlic clove, minced 1 large
sea salt, or to taste 0.25 tsp
freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 0.25 tsp
whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted 4
thin slices red onion 4 large
organic baby arugula 1 cup

Preheat grill over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, gently combine the beef, cottage cheese, steak sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper with your hands. Lightly form the mixture into 4 even patties, about 1/3 inch thick.


Cook burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked at least to medium doneness.


Remove the burgers to a plate, cover with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve on buns with onion and arugula. Serve condiments on the side, if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 290
Calories from Fat 67
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 490mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 1 1/2 starch 3 lean meat