May 2, 2014

 A healthy twist on the Classic Burger with Weight Watchers

Post by Chef Corbin

Total Points: 8 Weight Watchers points per serving


While the origin of the hamburger is attributed to Hamburg Germany, Canadians have adopted it as their own and Toronto is in the middle of a burger war. Whether it’s an opulent $100 Kobe creation or a cost-effective cut of street meat, locals are devouring beef patties between two buns in mass quantities.


Cher Corbin offers his take on an all-Canadian burger by keeping the meat lean and adding fresh toppings. He substitutes a creamy black bean hummus for cheese and with all that flavour we promise you won’t miss the bacon!


Healthy Remake: Chef Corbin’s Take on the Classic Canadian Burger

Yield- 6 servings


1 ½ LBS Extra Lean Ground Beef

1 small shallot- minced

2 cloves garlic minced

½ tsp. chopped fresh thyme

½ tsp. chopped fresh rosemary

¼ cup BBQ sauce – recipe below

salt and pepper to taste


½ head iceberg lettuce- cut into 6 small wedges

6 slices of Beef Steak Tomato

3 large whole wheat Kaiser Rolls-sliced in half


Black Bean Hummus

1 ½ cup drained, rinsed & cooked black beans

2 cloves garlic minced

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

½ tsp. ground cumin

pinch cayenne pepper

juice from 1 lime

pinch of sea salt


Black Bean Hummus Method

Combine all of the ingredients into a small food processor and pulse lightly to incorporate all of the flavors and to form a thick hummus.


Tangy BBQ Sauce

½ cup minced fresh onion                                  3 cloves garlic- minced

½ cup ketchup                                                          ½ cup tinned tomato sauce

½ cup brown sugar                                                 2 tbsp. molasses

¼ cup red wine vinegar                                       ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

½ tsp. salt                                                                     ½ tsp. paprika

½ tsp. chili powder                                                 ¼ tsp. cracked black pepper

½ tbsp. Tabasco pepper sauce                           ½ cup low sodium veg or chicken broth


BBQ Sauce Method

Combine all of the ingredients for the BBQ sauce into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a low simmer and continue to cook the sauce for 20-30 minutes, be sure to stir periodically and not over heat or burn the sauce.

 Watch Corbin demonstrate this recipe