Fitness & Nutrition

Serve This Heart-Healthy Burger for Opening Day

By on 03/27/2018

The start of spring means baseball is back! On March 29, celebrate America’s favorite pastime with an all-American Opening Day Burger. Made with lean meat and topped with fresh vegetables, this spicy burger is heart healthy. Play ball!


  • lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • tsp hot sauce to taste
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • whole wheat burger buns split
  • medium tomato sliced


  • Lightly coat a grill rack or broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray and preheat.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, parsley and hot sauce. Form beef into 4 patties and refrigerate.
  • Grill onion slices, about 5 minutes, turning once, until onions are softened. Remove from heat and set aside. Grill burgers, about 8 minutes, turning once, until cooked medium well.
  • On the bottom of each roll layer a tomato slice, burger, grilled onion and top of each roll.

Nutrition Info

Serves 4
Serving size: 1 4-oz burger

Calories: 402
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 66mg
Sodium: 610mg
Carbohydrates: 44g
Fiber: 8g
Protein: 33g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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