Grilled Chili Burgers

Give grilled burgers an extra jolt of flavor without a lot of fuss with pepper-flecked Jack cheese and a bit of spicy seasonings.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 4

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    31g
    31%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    30%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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