Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,042
1/6/13 7:42 P

I use an egg white with chopped veggies, oatmeal, seasoning and albocore tuna and make a tuna burger instead. I also add a tiny bit of mayo and it holds everything together and then cook it like a burger. I find it to be so delish.

Cheers,

FitGlamGirl

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
ZELDA13 SparkPoints: (37,220)
Fitness Minutes: (20,597)
Posts: 1,203
1/6/13 3:34 P

I also do what Rosedoll does. I add egg whites and oatmeal to use as a binder. The last time I made burgers, I also minced mushrooms to add and I've also heard of adding chopped blueberries. I'll try that one next.
emoticon

Alice

My April Challenge:
150 mins cardio/wk
Strength train 2X/wk

03/31/15 191
04/07/15 189
04/13/15 187.5
04/20/15 185
04/27/15

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,358)
Fitness Minutes: (14,252)
Posts: 9,689
1/6/13 2:27 P

Russell has a GREAT point... why not throw in some simple veggies? Some spinach, or some bell peppers, boost that nutritional content! I added a layer of spinach to my lasagna the other night... did'nt change the flavor at all, but gave it a nice nutrient boost, plus a splash of color on a very red-and-brown-plate!

Heather
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.

fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/
RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
1/6/13 1:09 P

Once you add egg, you can put other things in the burger too, like finely chopped veggies, if you have trouble eating your vegetables, since the egg makes it stick together.

"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "

- Albert Einstein

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

- Henry Ford
LINAREX SparkPoints: (22,822)
Fitness Minutes: (7,380)
Posts: 1,567
1/5/13 10:36 P

Yep, I do it to hold everything together, the extra protein is just a bonus!

"There's always today."


ROSEDOLL Posts: 1,094
1/5/13 6:13 P

I have always added egg and oatmeal to ground beef for meatloaf and home made burgers. The doc said I should get some oatmeal into my diet so I added it this way, replacing bread. Never liked eating oatmeal so I get it in my cooking.

Rose (Rosedoll)
Toronto, ON Canada

BLC28 - Navy Ninjas
BLC27 - Navy Ninjas *Black Belt
BLC23 & 24 - Silver Spies

November 27, 2013 - entered ONEderland!

I knit more so I nibble less.

BLC28 Nutrition Tracker
docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=
0AiXVJJ7T_9xcdEo3bF9IcmE3Q0pTdUtHWjk5a
1ExeUE#gid=24
SHARIPAM SparkPoints: (77,164)
Fitness Minutes: (56,261)
Posts: 612
1/5/13 5:18 P

I was under the impression that the egg held everything together, so the protein plus is an absolute positive! Never thought of it that way!

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (8,619)
Fitness Minutes: (5,830)
Posts: 2,615
1/5/13 4:24 P

The egg is contributing different amino acids and nutrients. There is no synergistic effect of adding protein to a protein. The yolk will also add fat to lean meats, aiding in absorption of vitamins A, D, E, and K.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
POPSECRET SparkPoints: (60,669)
Fitness Minutes: (67,854)
Posts: 2,023
1/5/13 3:15 P

One egg has 6 grams of protein. Divide that by 4 or 5 (or however many burgers you make with that amount of meat) and you're really not adding THAT much.

STARSHINEFL SparkPoints: (1,072)
Fitness Minutes: (40)
Posts: 158
1/5/13 12:03 P

I make something in between a burger & meatloaf - with ground meat, onion, whole-wheat bread crumbs, ketchup/mustard and seasonings - plus one egg. I like them made into burgers and baked in the oven, and the egg holds them together and makes them moister - turkey breast or lean ground beef can get really dry.


Edited by: STARSHINEFL at: 1/5/2013 (12:04)
~Kim

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
- Logan Pearsall Smith
CUDA440 SparkPoints: (70,342)
Fitness Minutes: (63,141)
Posts: 7,532
1/5/13 11:58 A

That's the way my mom has always made them, and so do I. We also add a few crushed crackers in it as well.

Beckie

SW July 2005 - 177
Thanksgiving 2005 - found out pregnant 159
July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197
3/19/09 - 177. AGAIN!!!
11/23/09 - 170.6

CORTNEY-LEE SparkPoints: (60,953)
Fitness Minutes: (55,974)
Posts: 3,391
1/4/13 9:33 P

I use egg in my meatloaf, so, using one in burgers would make sense



BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,979
1/4/13 9:30 P

I always put egg in my homemade meatballs or burger patties... Helps them to stick together better

~Jess~

There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.
SALIJACKT Posts: 63
1/4/13 9:00 P

I've done it before (more with turkey burgers than hamburgers, but same idea, I think). I personally think it adds to the flavor!

AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 703
1/4/13 8:34 P

^Yup, agree again with YOJULEZ.

Adding egg to anything will give it more protein. The egg won't effect the taste of the burger much. But if it was me personally, I would add 2 egg whites as opposed to one egg.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,788)
Fitness Minutes: (120)
Posts: 2,171
1/4/13 5:42 P

Well yes, adding egg to anything ups the protein value, which then will help you stay fuller.

It's not that unusual really... most meatballs are made with at least 1 egg in them, and hamburgers aren't that much different than meatballs. You don't taste the egg at all once cooked.

If you're interested in checking out the food I've made and liked, come visit me on Pinterest, and feel free to follow me:
pinterest.com/julieanneco/foodz-trie
d-and-liked/
SKYE60 SparkPoints: (1,377)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 129
1/4/13 5:32 P

My neighbor, who attends a gym has a personal trainer that told her to mix in one whole large egg to her lean ground beef/turkey for hamburgers..she told me that its supposed to pack more of a protien punch and keep her feeling full longer. It makes some sense, but is that true? Any one else heard of doing this? Both of us want to lose about the same amount of weight.

Highest size-32/34+ 325 lbs +
Started Spark-255 lbs size 24/26
Goal- 160 lbs size 16/18
If you can't envision sticking to a diet the rest of your life-then its Not a Good eating Plan.
Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Disappointment with recipes 2/18/2014 2:02:03 PM
How many grams of protein is considered a serving? 2/8/2014 3:47:19 PM
missing nutrition info 5/16/2014 9:32:24 PM
A healthy cooking triumph! 2/7/2014 5:04:15 PM
Fast Food options? 5/5/2014 5:01:15 PM