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Funny-face burgers (kid-friendly)

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
32 min
Prep
22 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
You and your children will have a blast making and eating these burgers. We’ve made suggestions for face-making veggies, but let your creativity rule!

Ingredients

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

Ketchup

¼ cup(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

¼ cup(s), minced

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ pinch

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Cold-pack american cheese food

3 oz, (four 3/4 oz slices)

Uncooked carrot(s)

¼ cup(s), shredded

Olive(s)

2 small, black, pitted and sliced into 4 pieces each for eyes

Sweet red pepper(s)

1 tbsp(s), cut into 4 small triangular pieces for noses

Cucumber(s)

1 tbsp(s), cut into 4 smile shapes for mouths (remove seeds)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine beef, ketchup, onion, salt and black pepper until well-blended. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add burgers and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side until cooked through.
  3. Place a slice of cheese on each burger. Cover skillet and cook over low heat until cheese starts to melt, about 30 seconds. Remove burgers to plates and decorate with carrot hair, olive eyes, red pepper noses and cucumber smiles.
  4. Yields 1 burger per serving. (Note: Consider serving children’s burgers in buns and using reduced-fat cheese instead of fat-free.)