It's been a while since I've made a Cook This! Not That! recipe. I happened to be straightening my cookbooks up the other day and it caught my eye again. I love the Cook This Not That books. It's incredible the number of calories saved by making your take-out favorites at home.
It's that time of year again, you know, grilling season! So, when I was going through this book and I saw this a straightforward recipe for the A.1. Swiss Burger I knew that was going to be our dinner that evening. I also knew that Grumpy wouldn't go for it, but it was a burger that I could make enough of just for myself and he could have just a regular grilled cheeseburger.
It was so easy to make that I would do it again - and would you believe I didn't bury it in ketchup? Nope, I ate it without any ketchup whatsoever! Try it out if you like mushrooms, onions, and swiss cheese!
In the Cook This! Not That! book this burger is compared to Applebee's Steakhouse burger. You would consume 1,190 calories, 82 grams of fat, and 2,070 mg of sodium by eating the Applebee's burger. While I made my adjustments to the recipe that is in the cookbook, the calories and fat are still basically cut right in half by following my recipe!
Your burger looks delicious. I love Tastefully Simple products! I have not tried the merlot sauce, but I will now.
mouth watering good!
Wow what a calorie difference in burgers!! Your burger looks delicious, I haven't had a swiss burger in years.
Fallon, its amazing isn't it? It really is no wonder there are so many people in the world with health issues!
Its great to figure out how to enjoy our favourites with fewer calories Shelby.
Totally agree! Its fun too! 🙂