Grilled Chili Burgers

Give grilled burgers an extra jolt of flavor without a lot of fuss with pepper-flecked Jack cheese and a bit of spicy seasonings.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
4
slices onion
Cooking spray or vegetable oil
4
burger buns, split
4
slices (1 oz each) hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix ground beef, chili powder and ground red pepper. Shape mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties, 1/2 inch thick. Spray both sides of onion slices with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place patties and onion slices on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning patties and onion slices once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill and cheese on patties; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • 3 Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top with onion slices. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

To broil patties and onion slices, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times in recipe as a guide, turning once. Place cheese slice on each patty; broil until cheese is melted. To toast buns, place cut sides up on broiler pan; broil until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
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; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.