Cheeseburgers with Grilled Onions
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The secret to a juicy, lean burger is to avoid pressing down on the patty while it's cooking so it retains its juices.
uncooked 93% lean ground beef1 pound(s)
garlic clove(s)1 medium clove(s), minced
table salt¼ tsp
black pepper⅛ tsp
50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese½ cup(s), shredded
uncooked red onion(s)½ small, cut into 4 thin slices
olive oil½ tsp
dried oregano⅛ tsp
reduced calorie hamburger roll(s)4 item(s)
fresh tomato(es)1 small, cut into 8 thin slices
- Preheat grill to medium-hot heat.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serving size: 1 burger