Funny-face burgers (kid-friendly)
Uncooked 93% lean ground beef
¼ cup(s), minced
Cold-pack American cheese food
3 oz, (four 3/4 oz slices)
¼ cup(s), shredded
2 small, black, pitted and sliced into 4 pieces each for eyes
Red bell pepper
1 tbsp(s), cut into 4 small triangular pieces for noses
1 tbsp(s), cut into 4 smile shapes for mouths (remove seeds)
- In a medium bowl, combine beef, ketchup, onion, salt and black pepper until well-blended. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
- 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.
- 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.
- Yields 1 burger per serving. (Note: Consider serving children’s burgers in buns and using reduced-fat cheese instead of fat-free.)