Add flavor and still keep your backyard favorite healthy with these recipes using beef, turkey, mushrooms, and more
6 New Burger Twists Under 500 Calories
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Improve on a summer staple by adding innovative sauces and toppings to transform this barbecue favorite into a surprisingly sophisticated meal. These fresh takes from Makani Gerardi, the executive chef and cofounder of Pono Burger in Santa Monica, CA, will keep you grilling all season long.
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Bison Burger with Spicy Black Bean Chili
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Peppers and a black-bean topper give your backyard burger a spicy kick, while bison is surprisingly lean and juicy.
Turkey Burger with Ponzu Carrot and Cucumber Ribbons
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Ponzu, a Japanese version of vinaigrette, adds a spicy, citrusy twist to an otherwise traditional turkey burger.
Balsamic Portobello Mushroom Burger
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This veggie burger recipe is healthy and deceivingly easy to make. Simply marinate these meaty mushrooms in a sweet-tart vinigrette for a flavorful and low-calorie dish that even carnivores can enjoy.
Char Siu Pork Burger with Cilantro Asian Slaw
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This fresh and healthy take on traditional Chinese char siu pork is bursting with sweet and savory flavors. It looks impressive but only takes 22 minutes to prepare!
Chile-Mint Mahimahi Burger
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In peak season during the spring and summer months, mahimahi makes the perfect addition to your next backyard barbecue. Grill it for a few minutes before adding the bold, tropical vinaigrette from this recipe and serve with extra salad on the side for the ultimate healthy Hawaiiain experience.
Beef Burger with Strawberry Compote and Caramelized Onions
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Nothing tastes like summer quite like strawberries, so we added them to this savory beef burger recipe for a mega-boost of sweet and sensational flavor. Top it off with caramelized onions for a killer combination that will have everyone crediting you as the most creative chef of the season!