Recipes Grilled Cheese Burgers with Grilled Onions (Entree)

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    • Onion Topping:
    • 1  teaspoon  olive oil
    • 4  cups  vertically sliced red onion
    • 4  teaspoons  sugar
    • 4  teaspoons  red wine vinegar
    • 3/4  teaspoon  chopped fresh thyme
    • Burgers:
    • 3/4  teaspoon  chopped fresh oregano
    • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
    • 1/4  teaspoon  garlic powder
    • 1  pound  extra-lean ground round
    • Cooking spray
    • 4  (1/2-ounce) slices white cheddar cheese
    • 4  (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted
    • 4  teaspoons  canola mayonnaise



Prepare grill to medium-high heat or use heavy skillet for inside cooking.  To prepare grilled onions, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is very tender. Remove from heat.  To prepare burgers, combine oregano, salt, garlic powder, and beef. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place on grill rack (or skillet) coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes. Turn patties over. Place 1 cheese slice on each patty; cook 2 minutes or until done. Spread cut sides of each bun with 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1/4 cup grilled onions and bun top. 

Nutrition Information

Nutritional Information for one burger:  Calories: 395; Fat: 13.9g; Protein: 33.8g; Carbohydrate: 36.1g; Fiber: 3g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Iron: 3.3mg; Sodium: 696mg