Guilt-Free Cheeseburger

Guilt-Free Cheeseburger Photo: Travis Rathbone


  • 4 ounces ground lean sirloin
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded romaine
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh salsa
  • 1 (2.5-oz) sourdough bun, split and toasted


Mix sirloin and garlic; form into 1-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle with chili powder and salt. Grill over medium-high heat 4 minutes per side for medium rare; sprinkle with cheese. Sandwich with romaine, avocado, and salsa.

    Grill up this Guilt-Free Cheeseburger that has less fat, fewer calories, and a fat-burning secret ingredient.
  • Yield: Makes 1 serving (serving size: 1 cheeseburger)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 466
Fat per serving: 19.6g
Saturated fat per serving: 7.4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 8.2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.1g
Protein per serving: 32g
Carbohydrate per serving: 40g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 84mg
Iron per serving: 5mg
Sodium per serving: 739mg
Calcium per serving: 125mg

Good to Know

Choose 90% lean sirloin; it’s lower in saturated fat, but still juicy. Great mix-ins: Garlic packs antioxidants, and chili powder boosts your metabolism.