Blue Cheese Burgers

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Try traditional ground beef burgers in a new way - a delightful meal!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/4
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
2
tablespoons water
1 1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2
cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh chives
1/2
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1/2
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
6
leaves leaf lettuce
6
slices tomato
6
whole wheat burger buns, split
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix oats and water. Stir in beef, blue cheese, chives, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, pepper, mustard and salt until well mixed. Shape mixture into 6 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 Layer lettuce, tomato and burgers on bottom halves of buns; cover with top half of buns.

Expert Tips

You could use ground turkey breast instead of the ground beef. Be sure to cook until thermometer inserted in center of turkey patties reads 165°F.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.