I can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten at Burger King. Back in the day, I would’ve gone there at least once a week. Whopper combo with cheese add mayo, anyone?
Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. 1 Timothy 4:4
Before I lose you. There’s nothing wrong with Burger King. Food is a good gift from a good Father. It’s you and I who are good at turning a good thing into a bad thing. Food is one of those things.
If you’re thinking, “I knew it! Fast food isn’t bad!” Wayment. Hold your horses. Before you get too far down Freedom Lane, let’s take a quick look at another scripture.
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
If by consuming large amounts of fast food you’re honoring God with your body, more power to ya girlfriend! … God came to give us an abundant life. An abundant life does not include: diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure. I’d say, that’s a very limiting life. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Fortunately, I’m here to help you! The next time you’re tempted to swing through a fast food drive-thru, swing by the grocery store instead. Pick up 1lb of ground beef, sirloin or chuck with at least 20% fat (fat is not the enemy) and hamburger buns (I like these). Then give my base, go-to juicy hamburger recipe a twirl.
- 1lb of ground sirloin with 20% fat, instead of 24oz
- 1/2 tbsp of olive oil instead of vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp hamburger seasoning, you can find this at Walmart
- NOTE: I formed 4-4oz patties instead of 4-6oz patties as called for in the recipe. As a result, I browned each side for 1 minute and cooked in the oven for 5 minutes. I like my burgers medium well.
- NOTE: Use 1/2 the spices and salt if using only 1lb of meat.
- NOTE: I toasted the bun in the the toaster.
Like me, feel free to put your own spin on it too. Add stuff, take stuff away. You can’t go wrong.
Why You Should Cook at Home
- Better Quality. Instead of a processed bun, with enriched flour, you consume a bun with fiber, protein, and whole grains.
- Cheaper. For the the price of one whopper, you can get 3-4 (depending on size) homemade burgers. Leftovers anyone?
- Tastes Better. Have you ever had a homemade burger? Enough said!
//Do you have a go-to hamburger recipe? If so, drop the deets in the comments below. My husband and I have a great appreciation for good, juicy burgers!