Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Speaking of Burgers



Burger Bliss
Been dying to try one of those cheese-topped, teriyaki-tastic, crazy-high-in-calories Banzai Burgers at Red Robin? Have this instead...Ingredients:1 small hamburger bun (light, if available)1 Boca Original Vegan Meatless Burger1 slice fat-free cheddar cheese1 pineapple ring, packed in juice1 thick slice tomato1 leaf lettuce1 tbsp. thick teriyaki marinade with about 20 - 25 calories per tbsp. (like the one by Lawry's), divided1 tsp. fat-free mayonnaiseDirections:Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. (If you have a grill pan, use it -- you'll get neato grill marks.) Lay pineapple ring in the pan, and cook until slightly blackened and caramelized, about 3 minutes per side. Set aside to cool.Cut a slit in the burger pouch. Place burger, slit-side up, in the microwave. Microwave for just 1 minute (not the time given on the box). If your microwave is low wattage, microwave for an additional 15 seconds. Remove patty from the microwave and place on a microwave-safe plate. Pour half of the teriyaki marinade on top, spread it around, and flip patty to coat evenly on both sides. Lay cheese slice on top of the patty, and microwave for 30 additional seconds.Place the burger patty on the bottom half of the bun, and top with the remaining teriyaki sauce. Add the pineapple ring, tomato, and lettuce. Spread mayo on the top half of the bun, and finish your burger off with the bun's top half. Now CHOMP!MAKES 1 SERVING
Serving Size: 1 burger (entire recipe)Calories: 271Fat: 2.25gSodium: 1,264mgCarbs: 44gFiber: 6gSugars: 15gProtein: 22gPOINTS® value 5*

What do you get when you match a beefy burger patty slathered in sugary teriyaki sauce with pineapple, a blob of mayo, and fatty cheddar cheese... all on a ginormous calorie-packed bun?! You get the chewable monstrosity known as the Banzai Burger at Red Robin! And that burger happens to pack in 1,000+ calories, even before you add any sides at all to your plate! Toss in some fries and, well, forget it -- those numbers are too depressing to type. Don't chew it, people. Make your very own tasty version of this popular Hawaiian burger instead, right in your kitchen. Load it up with our ingredient swaps, and serve it proudly with a stack of our Lord of the Onion Rings.

It's gonna be a pineappley, teriyaki-sauced, cheese-packed day after all. Yay!
Serving Size: 1 burgerCalories: 1,054Fat: 63gSodium: 2,356mgCarbs: 69gFiber: 3gSugars: n.a.Protein: 48gPOINTS® value 26*

source: Hungrygirl.com

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