A Healthy Twist on the Classic Burger with Weight Watchers





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!


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
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
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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.