Who says you can’t have a cheeseburger and fries just because you are a weight watcher? By just making a few small changes, I’ve whipped up a fabulous little version of one of my all time favorite American recipes – the classic cheeseburger and fries. Oh, how I adore these two together! And though I am following the Weight Watchers program, I just knew I couldn’t give these babies up. I just needed to create a healthier version of the traditional cheeseburger and fries recipe. So now, for just a 7 point Total, I can indulge in this whole meal of meat, cheese and potatoes, and not feel an ounce of guilt. Though it’s definitely a slimmed down dish, the taste has not been compromised! This cheeseburger and fries meal is so incredibly yummy, you’ll never know it’s weight watchers friendly!
Classic Cheeseburger and French Fries Recipe
– 2 Orowheat or Nature’s Own Sandwich Thins
– 2 slices fat free American cheese
– 6 oz extra lean ground beef (96/4)
– 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix, Original Buttermilk
– 1 small red onion, finely chopped
– 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
– 2 tbsp parsley, flat-leaf, finely chopped
– 2 tbsp dried bread crumbs
– 1 medium egg white, beaten lightly
– 2 medium potatoes
Preheat oven to 450°F.
To make the cheeseburgers, combine beef, garlic, parsley, onion, egg, breadcrumbs and ranch dressing mix in a medium bowl; shape into 2 patties.
Cook patties in a nonstick pan over medium heat, turning once, until browned and cooked through. Top each patty with 1 slice of American cheese, and cover the frying pan with a lid until cheese is melted (about 1 min).
To make the baked French fries: coat a baking sheet with non fat cooking spray.
Cut potatoes into thin, French fry like strips; boil or steam until tender. Place potato strips onto baking sheet; spray lightly with non-fat cooking spray; sprinkle with Kosher salt. Bake until lightly browned and crispy, about 30 minutes.
TIP: To get more bang for your buck, slice the potatoes thinly, and try to get as many fries as you can from them. It will bulk up your plate and make you feel like you are being really bad!! :)
Place patties on rolls and top with lettuce and tomato. Serve with French fries .
Entire recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size is 1 cheeseburger (with bun), and ½ of the French fries
Each serving = 7 Points