The Secret to Making a Healthy Burger

For a leaner take on burger and fries, try our easy and delicious recipe. The trick? By combining lean beef with turkey, using low-fat cheese, and baking the fries, you'll save 56 percent fat and 346 calories per serving. Now that's a recipe we can sink our teeth into.

• 3/4 pound(s) 90 percent lean ground beef
• 1/2 pound(s) lean ground turkey, white meat only
• 2 tablespoon(s) tomato paste
• 2 teaspoon(s) tomato paste
• 2 teaspoon(s) Worchestershire sauce
• Sea salt
• Freshly ground pepper
• 2 large russet potatoes
• 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
• 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) finely chopped rosemary
• 4 slice(s) reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
• 4 hamburger buns, split
• Lettuce greens, for topping
• Tomato slices, for topping


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium bowl, gently combine beef, turkey, tomato paste, Worcestershire, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, then form into 3/4-inch-thick patties. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour or up to overnight.

2. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight 1/2-inch-thick wedges. Soak in a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes. Drain and dry potatoes with a clean towel. In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, rosemary, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Spread onto a nonstick baking pan and roast for 25 minutes, turning potatoes halfway through.

3. Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high and grease grates with oil. Grill burgers until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side. Top each with a slice of cheese, close grill lid, and cook until melted, about 1 more minute. Serve burgers on buns with toppings and sides of fries.

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