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Grilled Chili Burgers

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Give grilled burgers an extra jolt of flavor without a lot of fuss with pepper-flecked Jack cheese and a bit of spicy seasonings.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
4
slices onion
Cooking spray or vegetable oil
4
burger buns, split
4
slices (1 oz each) hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix ground beef, chili powder and ground red pepper. Shape mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties, 1/2 inch thick. Spray both sides of onion slices with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place patties and onion slices on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning patties and onion slices once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill and cheese on patties; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • 3 Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top with onion slices. Cover with top halves of buns.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix ground beef, chili powder and ground red pepper. Shape mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties, 1/2 inch thick. Spray both sides of onion slices with cooking spray or brush with oil.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place patties and onion slices on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning patties and onion slices once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill and cheese on patties; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until buns are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • 3 Place patties on bottom halves of buns. Top with onion slices. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

To broil patties and onion slices, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times in recipe as a guide, turning once. Place cheese slice on each patty; broil until cheese is melted. To toast buns, place cut sides up on broiler pan; broil until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
11g
56%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
31g
31%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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