Rating: 4.5 stars
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Sharp cheese plays against sweet onions in a seriously delicious sandwich, made lighter with lean beef.

Tony Rosenfeld
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2011

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Credit: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

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  • Combine 1/2 cup blue cheese, mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon thyme, and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl; stir well.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; fat 21.8g; saturated fat 5.1g; mono fat 10.6g; poly fat 5.2g; protein 31.5g; carbohydrates 26.7g; fiber 4.2g; cholesterol 76mg; iron 3.2mg; sodium 623mg; calcium 149mg.
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