Cheeseburgers with Grilled Onions

7
Total Time
25 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
The secret to a juicy, lean burger is to avoid pressing down on the patty while it's cooking so it retains its juices.

Ingredients

uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

table salt

¼ tsp

black pepper

tsp

50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup(s), shredded

uncooked red onion(s)

½ small, cut into 4 thin slices

olive oil

½ tsp

dried oregano

tsp

reduced calorie hamburger roll(s)

4 item(s)

fresh tomato(es)

1 small, cut into 8 thin slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-hot heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently combine beef, garlic, salt and pepper; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Place on grill and cook 4-5 minutes; flip and continue cooking until desired degree of doneness, 3-4 minutes more. Sprinkle each burger with 2 Tbsp cheese; cook until cheese melts, about 1 minute.
  3. Meanwhile, brush both sides of onion with oil. Grill until bottom is lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Flip onion and sprinkle with oregano; grill 2-3 minutes more.
  4. Lightly toast open-faced buns on grill. Place burgers on buns and top each with 1 slice onion (separated into rings) and 2 tomato slices.
  5. Serving size: 1 burger

Notes

You can also make this recipe using a stovetop grill pan. Cooking time may vary.

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