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Spiced-Up California Burgers

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4

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! ...MORE+ LESS-

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)

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Burger
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
11g
53%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
10g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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