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Plum Juicy Burgers

Get ready for the swimsuit season with our plum juicy burger. Perfect for grilling, this moist juicy burger is also lower in fat to help you shape up for summer.

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Prep Time   5 minutes Cook Time   10 minutes Serves  4

Ingredients

1 pound 93% lean ground beef
1 tablespoon prune baby food or Dried Plum Puree
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 hamburger buns, split and warmed
Lettuce leaves, tomato slices and condiments (optional)


Directions

In medium bowl, combine beef and baby food; mix lightly but thoroughly. (For best flavor and appearance, form and cook patties immediately after mixing meat mixture.) Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Heat large nonstick skillet about 2 minutes over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until no longer pink in centers and juices show no pink color, turning once. Season with salt and pepper after turning. Serve burgers in buns with lettuce, tomato and condiments, if desired.

Tip: Patties also can be broiled or grilled. To broil, place patties on rack of broiler pan so surface of meat is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 9 to 12 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until no longer pink in centers and juices show no pink color, turning once. To grill, place patties on grid over medium ash-covered coals. Grill 10 to 13 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once.

Dried Plum Purée: In food processor container, combine 2/3 cup (4 ounces) pitted dried plums and 3 tablespoons water; process on and off until finely chopped. (Makes 1/2 cup)


Nutrition Facts

Calories
268
Cholesterol
59mg
% of Calories from Fat
27%
Total Fat
8g
Sodium
557mg
Carbohydrate
22g
Protein
24g
Fiber
1g
Potassium
512mg

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