Burgers with Blue Cheese Mayo and Sherry Vidalia Onions

Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Sharp cheese plays against sweet onions in a seriously delicious sandwich, made lighter with lean beef.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 45 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 21.8g
  • Saturated fat: 5.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 10.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 5.2g
  • Protein: 31.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.7g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Iron: 3.2mg
  • Sodium: 623mg
  • Calcium: 149mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1 pound lean ground sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) 100% whole-wheat hamburger buns with sesame seeds, toasted
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 2 cups loosely packed arugula

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2. Combine 1/2 cup blue cheese, mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon thyme, and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl; stir well.
  3. 3. Divide beef into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle beef evenly with 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and salt.
  4. 4. Brush oil evenly over both sides of onion slices; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Place the patties and onions on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill for 3 minutes on each side. Set patties aside; keep warm. Place onion slices in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 5 minutes; toss with remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and vinegar.
  5. 5. Spread cut sides of buns evenly with mayonnaise mixture. Arrange 1/2 cup arugula on bottom half of each bun; top with 1 patty, 1 onion slice, and bun top.
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