Flipped Bacon Cheeseburger Topped with Crispy Onions

Oh, quarter-pounder (with cheese), how I have missed you!  But wait, throw in some bacon, too!

First of all, I am thrilled to share this occasion with you.  This is the kick-off recipe post on Flip2Tasty!  Our first step towards making you crave what's healthy!

So what are real, healthy quarter-pounders made of?

I just made 4 of these delicious burgers for dinner, and they were a hit!  Treat your family to this juicy Burger all for under 400 calories!  Is your mouth watering yet??

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 4  Serving size: 1  Calories: 382  Fat: 14g  Carbs: 17g  Fiber:  4g
Protein:  39g  Sugar:  11g  Sodium:  1236mg   Old Points:  8;  Points +:  9

Flipped options:
Lean Turkey- Old Points: 7;   Points +: 8
Lean Chicken- Old Points: 6;    Points +:  7

  • 1lb extra lean Ground Beef
  • 1-1 ½  tsp Hot Sauce  
  • ½ tbsp Honey
  • 1tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Smoked Black Pepper (I use McCormick Smokehouse…awesome!)
  • 4 wedges pepper cheese (I use The Laughing Cow…crazy good!)
  • 4 slices Smoked Bacon, fried
  • 4 light Hamburger Buns, toasted (I use 80 calorie Sara Lee wheat…worth it!)
  • 1 large Onion 
  1.  Start your crispy onions (see below) while completing steps 2-5.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground beef, hot sauce, honey, garlic salt and pepper.
  3.  Divide mixture into 4 equal portions.  Mold each portion around a cheese wedge,  to form a patty.
  4. Cook in a preheated skillet or grill top over medium-high heat approximately 6-8 minutes, or until your desired temperature is reached.  Remember, this is extra lean beef, so be careful not to overcook it--you want to maintain that juicy flavor!
  5. Place patty on toasted bun. Top with one slice of bacon and crispy onions.

To prepare crispy onions:  *Preheat oven to 250 degrees  *Spray baking sheet with cooking spray  *Cut onion into very thin uniform slices  *Separate onion slices and sprinkle over entire baking sheet  *Lightly spray top of the  onions with cooking spray  *Bake 15 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 200 degrees.   *Re-distribute onions across baking sheet every 25 minutes.  *Bake until golden brown.

Wah-lah! Crispy onions without deep frying!



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  2. Wow I didn't know you could do that to make crispy onions! Is there a way to make healthy fries too?

    1. Haven't thought about how to "flip" fries before, Yoshi, but I will certainly put that on the list of future posts for Flip2Tasty! However, I do have a mean recipe for healthy onion rings. Email me at terri@flip2tasty.com if you are interested.


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