Cajun Country Beef Burgers

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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