Cajun Country Beef Burgers

Country beef burgers - perfect for Cajun dinner that can be ready in 30 minutes.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/4
cup finely chopped celery
1/2
medium onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2
teaspoons Cajun seasoning or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
8
diagonal slices French bread (3/4 inch thick)
1 1/2
cups chopped curly endive (chicory) or dandelion greens
1/4
cup mesquite or hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce

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  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix ground beef, celery, onion, bell pepper and Cajun seasoning. Shape mixture into 4 flat oval-shaped patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until patties are no longer pink in center and juice is clear and thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 To serve, top 4 slices of bread with endive and patties. Spoon 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce on each patty. Cover with remaining bread slices.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix ground beef, celery, onion, bell pepper and Cajun seasoning. Shape mixture into 4 flat oval-shaped patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until patties are no longer pink in center and juice is clear and thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F.
  • 3 To serve, top 4 slices of bread with endive and patties. Spoon 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce on each patty. Cover with remaining bread slices.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
690mg
690%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.