Even vegans crave a good burger. I doubt they would admit to it, but I'm pretty sure its human nature to salivate over the sight of a juicy, cheesy, meat filled burger. Why deny yourself what you are destined to love?
Red Robin has some pretty amazing burgers. But eating one can really destroy your diet and your arteries. I have recreated their famous Royal Burger...burger, cheese, egg, bacon? Can't get much better than that.
1 light hamburger bun (one that is around 110 calories)
4 oz raw extra lean ground turkey (Jennie-O is a great brand)
1 slice fat free cheddar cheese (kraft singles used)
1 slice bacon
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1 tbsp fat free mayo
1 tsp ketchup
Combine ground turkey, ketchup, salt and pepper.
Shape into patty and cook on non-stick pan over low-medium heat.
Cover to contain moisture.
While cooking meat, fry egg in a separate non-stick pan. Heat bacon in microwave.
Once patty is cooked through, top with cheese and keep on pan until melted.
If desired, toast hamburger bun in toaster (keep on light to avoid burning).
Spread mayo on bun.
Layer on patty (with cheese), fried egg, bacon.
Don't forget your veggies! (top with lettuce)
Train your mouth to open wide enough for burger. Enjoy meat.
Original Royal Burger from Red Robin: 1178 calories
My recreation: approx 357 calories