If anyone out there has an already Delicious & Light recipe they would like to share or a recipe that they would like to have lightened up, I’d love to hear form you. Just send your original recipe and I’ll try it out. Or, if you have a recipe that you love but is just to fattening, I’d love to try to lighten it up.
Tonight Dean made dinner. He grilled hamburgers and sautéed string beans. To keep the hamburgers light and delicious, I combine half of the burger meat with 93% lean ground beef and turkey breast meat. I emphasize the breast in the turkey meat because it only has 1 gram of fat per serving, unlike just ground turkey meat which has about 10 grams of fat per serving. Combining the two types of meat gives you a tasty yet lighter burger.
To make the burgers a little more interesting, I cooked onions and ketchup sauce as a topping to the burgers. It’s a little tastier than just ketchup and doesn’t add any fat to the dish. Try it out…
Onion and Ketchup Sauce
Prep and cook time: 45 minutes
Makes about 2 cups
1 large sweet onion – thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup ketchup
3 – 4 drops Chipotle sauce
Heat a saucepot on medium low heat and spray with cooking spray. Add onions, cover, and cook slowly for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. (TIP: if the onions stick to the bottom, add a little water and stir).
Add sugar and Worcestershire sauce and cook, uncovered, for about 2 minutes until liquid reduces to ½.
Add ketchup and Chipotle sauce, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve room temperature with burgers or meat.