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(makes 4 servings)
Though you might be tempted to try to save money by buying 93% lean ground beef instead of 96% lean, don't. Though they don't sound very different, 93% lean has almost twice the fat of 96%. One four-ounce serving of 93% lean has about 180 calories and 8 grams of fat. The 96% lean has 150 calories and only 4-1Ú2 grams of fat.
Preheat a grill to high heat.
Place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the bacon strips. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until crisp. Remove from pan and cover to keep warm.
Divide the beef into 4 equal portions and shape into balls, packing them tightly as you do. Press each into a patty that is about 1Ú2" larger than the diameter of the buns.
Grill the burgers for about 2 minutes per side for medium rare, or until desired doneness (do not smash the burgers with a spatula). Place the bun halves, cut sides down, away from direct flame on the grill until toasted, about 20 seconds.
Place each toasted bun bottom on a plate. Top with the spinach, tomato, patties, then 2 pieces of bacon each. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise evenly on each bun top, flip atop the patties, and serve.
Protein: 29 grams
Carbohydrates: 25 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Saturate fat: 2 grams
Cholesterol: 70 milligrams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 547 milligrams
From "The Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget-Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love" by Chef Devin Alexander, © 2008 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP, The Biggest Loser™ and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. All rights reserved.