Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Burger With Special Sauce

Do you want to eat fast food without the guilt? Chef and author Todd Wilbur has made over some of your favorite drive-thru meals into healthier dishes that still taste the same! Enjoy one of your favorite guilty pleasures – the hamburger – with half the fat and 150 fewer calories than the original.

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Make your favorite fast-food meal for fewer calories in the comfort of your home.


  • 1/4 lb super lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 whole wheat sesame seed buns
  • 1 tsp finely diced white onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • 2 slices low-fat American cheese
  • 2 dill pickle slices
  • olive oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1/8 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tbsp low-fat French dressing
  • 1 tsp sweet pickle relish
  • 3/4 tsp minced white onion
  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar


Form ground beef into patties and thinly coat a sauté pan with olive oil before placing patties in pan to cook.

Cook patties on high for 2 minutes on each side.

Combine mayonnaise, French dressing, relish, vinegar and 3/4 tsp minced onion in bowl and mix into sauce. Add a dash of salt for flavor.

Assemble burger, toppings and sauce on sesame bun, and enjoy. For a special treat, make it a double-decker!