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protein packed: bbq pork burger

Make your cheat meal work for you with this delicious burger that's loaded with protein.

Southern barbecue is a cheat in any diet. For the guy trying to build muscle while staying lean, eating a plateful of fatty pork and beef swimming in sugar-laden sauce can take you pretty far off the rails. Equal parts protein and fat is a lousy cheat. And while this beef and pork burger is a cheat, it’s one that packs a massive amount of protein—82 grams—to 33 grams of fat, using a mixture of 90% lean ground beef and pork shoulder. We’ve also replaced butter in the traditional recipe with nonfat cooking spray. The result is a dish that retains rich barbecue flavor without delivering a knockout blow to your physique. Enjoy!

Calories: 
844
Protein: 
82g
Fat: 
33g
Carbs: 
47g
Servings: 
4
Ingredients: 
1 cup
BBQ pulled pork (see instructions)
1/4 cup
BBQ sauce (see instructions)
2 lbs
90% lean ground beef
Kosher salt and ground pepper
4 slices
Wisconsin cheddar cheese
Nonfat cooking spray
4
Kaiser rolls
1 cup
Coleslaw
1
Large tomato, sliced
1
Red onion, cut into rings
1 lb
Boston butt (pork shoulder)
2 tbsp
Cajun spice
3 cups
Pork or chicken stock
1/4 cup
Red wine vinegar
1/2 cup
Medium-diced carrots
1/2 cup
Medium-diced celery
1/2 cup
Medium-diced onions
1 cup
Ketchup
1/2 cup
Stone-ground mustard
1/2 cup
Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup
Light brown sugar
2 tbsp
BBQ rub or Cajun spice


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