Spiced-Up California Burgers

Skip the burger joint in favor of your own backyard. Barbecue sauce and French-fried onions take these grilled burgers over the top—mixed and made in 25 minutes!

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

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
5
medium green onions, sliced (1/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup barbecue sauce
4
slices pepper Jack cheese
4
hamburger buns, split
4
leaves romaine lettuce
4
slices tomato
1/2
cup French-fried onions (from 2.8-oz can)

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef, green onions, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 Place patties on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top each burger with 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce and 1 slice cheese. Cover grill; cook about 30 seconds longer or until cheese begins to melt.
  • 3 Remove burgers from grill; cover to keep warm. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill. Cover grill; cook about 1 minute or until golden brown.
  • 4 On bun bottoms, layer lettuce and tomato. Top with burgers and French-fried onions. Cover with bun tops.

Expert Tips

Substitute steak sauce for the barbecue sauce.

Serve on onion buns or kaiser rolls instead of traditional hamburger buns.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
990mg
990%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.