I am so tickled about the recent release of Volume 4 in our LivingAfterWLS Shorts books - this one is Protein First: Understanding and Living The First Rule of Weight Loss Surgery (Second Edition 2017). The first edition was published exclusively in digital format in 2015. Due to the popularity of the first edition we are so pleased to offer the 2017 update in paperback for people who like to touch the book and turn pages. The new cover features two savory, flavor-balanced Protein First recipes. You will find the recipe for Grilled Salmon with Citrus-Pomegranate Sauce on page 78 and the recipe for the Beef, Bacon and Mushroom Cheeseburger on page 79.
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Beef, Bacon and Mushroom Cheeseburger
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Page 79 - Shared with copyright permission, LivingAfterWLS LLC and Kaye Bailey.
"This no-bun burger is sure to satisfy anyone's diner food craving. Weight loss surgery patients will not be sad about left-overs for a half-burger makes a stunning effort-free lunch later in the week.
4 slices thick-cut smoked bacon, sliced half-wise
1 (8-ounce) package sliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon salt
pinch black pepper
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 pound lean ground beef, bison or game
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon all-purpose burger seasoning with garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 (1-ounce) slices Swiss Cheese
Directions: Set a large skillet over medium high heat and fry bacon, turning once, 8 to 12 minutes until crisp. Remove bacon to drain on paper toweling and drain most of the rendered bacon fat from skillet. Return to heat, add sliced mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until mushrooms are tender and caramelized. While mushrooms cook form ground meat into four equal (4-ounce) burgers and set aside. When mushrooms are cooked add cider vinegar to pan to deglaze and flavor mushrooms, cooking and stirring 1-2 minutes until vinegar is absorbed. Remove mushrooms to a small serving bowl, set aside and keep warm. Return skillet to heat, add olive oil and place burgers in pan. Season with burger seasoning and pepper. Cook burgers over high heat about 5 minutes per side. Check for doneness (ground meat should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F). Leave burgers in pan but remove from heat. Top each burger with 1 slice Swiss cheese, 2 half-slices cooked bacon and 1/4 of the sautéed mushrooms. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes: serve warm. Serve with sliced fresh tomatoes and dill pickle spears to round-out the meal.
Nutrition: Serves 4. Per serving: 523 Calories; 45g Protein, 28g Fat (8g saturated) 9g Carbohydrate."