Spiced-Up California Burgers

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

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

burgers

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.
Makes 4 burgers
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitute steak sauce for the barbecue sauce.
Serve on onion buns or kaiser rolls instead of traditional hamburger buns.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Burger)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 25g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 990mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 31g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.