Onion-Smothered Italian Burgers

Onion-Smothered Italian Burgers Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serve corn on the cob as a quick and easy side dish and low-fat strawberry ice cream for dessert.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 330
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 8.9 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 28.9 g
Carbohydrate 33.7 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 541 mg
Calcium 142 mg

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced Vidalia or other sweet onion
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons preshredded fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 pound ground beef, extra lean
Cooking spray
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, sugar, salt, and pepper to pan. Cook 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar to the pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

2. Combine cheese and next 5 ingredients (through beef) in a medium bowl; shape meat mixture into 4 (3-inch) patties. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each patty with 1/4 cup onion mixture and top half of each bun.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

August 2008