Instead of opting for ground turkey as a healthier alternative to beef, try bison. It contains less total fat and saturated fat than 80 percent lean beef, and has more protein, too. When you build your burger, skip the cheese and condiments and opt for tomato slices, red onion, and lettuce. Or, switch it up and use pea shoots or microgreens instead. Instead of mayonnaise, try a slice or two of avocado: it's filled with healthy fats and will provide that creaminess you crave.
1 pound ground bison
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Tomato, avocado, onion, and lettuce, pea shoots, or microgreens, for serving
How to Make It
Gently mix together bison, onion, mustard, salt, pepper, and thyme in a large bowl. Shape into 4 ½-inch- thick patties. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add patties and cook until well browned, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare.
Serve burgers on buns with tomato, avocado, onion, and lettuce, pea shoots, or microgreens.
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