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Zero Belly Cookbook's Classic Beef Burger

Try this yummy recipe to keep you on track of your weight-loss resolution this year

PHOTO: ABC News Nutrition & Wellness Editor David Zinczenkos Zero Belly Cookbook provides over 150 easy-to-make recipes.
Cook Time: min


  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef (at least 90%)
  • 3 tbsp Black Pepper Marinade (below)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 gluten-free English muffins or burger buns, toasted
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 8 leaves Bibb lettuce
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Black Pepper Marinade
  • 2 tbsp whole corriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • ½ tbsp whole cumin seeds
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3 shallots, peeled and sliced thin
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup (packed) brown sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, marinade, and salt and let sit for 10 minutes. • While the beef is marinating, heat an outdoor grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.

    Form the beef mixture into 4 patties and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. The center should be pink and juicy.

    Spread each toasted burger bun top with 1½ teaspoons ketchup and 1½ teaspoons mustard. Place a burger on each toasted burger bun bottom and top with slices of red tomato, 2 lettuce leaves, and a burger top.

    PER SERVING: 343 calories / 9 g fat / 41 g carb / 2 g fiber / 25 g protein

    Black Pepper Marinade

    Grind the coriander seeds, pepper corns, and cumin seeds in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder until very fine.

    Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl of a small food processor and puree until smooth. Add the ground spices and process to incorporate.

    Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: black pepper, kosher salt, english muffins, tomato, lettuce, ketchup, mustard

    Course: Dinner

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