Love it, Like it, Hate it: Steaks & Burgers for Grilling!

May 24, 2017 | Updated: 10:18 a.m., May 24, 2017

With Memorial Day just ahead, it’s time to fire up the grill – and steaks and burgers are always a crowd pleaser.  In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on the best & worst bets to throw on the grill – and you’ll be surprised at just how many ‘love it’ options there actually are.

 

Click here for full nutrition facts of popular cuts of beef.

Love it, Like it, Hate it: Beef Jerky, Turkey Jerky, and beyond

 

 

LOVE IT!

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30-40 calories per ounce.  Low or no animal-based saturated fats, low in calories, and protein-rich.

 

  • Steaks: Filet, flank steak, eye of round, sirloin, top loin, skirt steak
    • Beef sirloin, per 4-ounce steak: 140 calories, 4 grams fat, 25 grams protein
    • Filet, per 6-ounce filet: 220 calories, 9 grams fat, 19 grams protein

 

  • Burgers: Made with extra-lean (93% lean) beef or bison, ground turkey or chicken breast, salmon
    • 93/7 burger, per 4-ounce patty: 160 calories, 8 grams fat, 22 grams protein

 

  • Meatless Options: Grilled Portobello, thick-sliced eggplant, veggie burgers (e.g. Boca Burgers)

 

 

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LIKE IT!

 

  • Steaks: Brisket, T-Bone

 

  • Burgers: Made with 85% Lean beef or bison; turkey burgers that aren’t just “turkey breast”
    • Jennie-O Turkey Burger, per 5-oz patty: 250 calories, 15 grams fat, 25 grams protein

 

 

 

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HATE IT!

Approximately 80-100 calories per ounce.  High in animal-based saturated fat.

 

  • Steaks: Ribeye, chuck steak
    • Chuck-eye Steak, per 4-ounce steak: 240 calories, 17 grams fat, 21 grams protein

 

  • Burgers: Made with ground chuck, e.g. 70% lean – 600+ calories & 18 grams sat fat per 8-oz patty
    • Ground chuck burger, per 5-oz patty: 380 calories, 30 grams fat, 26 grams protein

 

  • Ribs, Sausage

 

 

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