Clean Eating - Smoky Pork Burgers

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Ingredients
tomatoes
olive oil cooking spray
4 Roma tomatoes
1/2 tsp dried thyme
pinch sea salt
ground black pepper
burgers
olive oil cooking spray
1 lb lean ground pork
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
4 Boston lettuce leaves, ribs removed
4 whole wheat english muffins, toasted, or whole wheat hamburger buns
4 tsp all natural mustard, optional
4 tsp all natural low sodium ketchup
 
Directions
1. Prepare tomatoes. Preheat oven to 400. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat thoroughly with cooking spray. Trim stem ends of tomatoes and halve lengthwise. With a paring knife, remove seeds. Place halves on prepared baking sheet, cut side up, and mist lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Roast for 45 minutes or until very soft and deeply browned on the bottom.
2. Prepare burgers. Mist a large skillet with cooking spray and preheat to medium. In a large bowl, combine pork, paprika, salt, and pepper. Share mixture into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Add patties to skillet and cook until bottoms are deep golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook until patties are firm to the touch and no pink remains in the center, 4-5 more minutes.
3. Layer 1 lettuce leaf, 1 pork patty, and 2 roasted tomato halves between each English  muffin. Serve with mustard and ketchup if desired.
 
Notes:
Tomatoes can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and refrigerated in an airtight container.

4 servings

311 calories
6g fat
40g protein




Janice Cook

Member since Jan 2010

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