Mouthwatering beef burgers served on toasted French rolls slathered with a garlic-herb cheese spread and topped with grilled sliced red onion and red bell peppers.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.
1 pound 80% to 85% lean ground beef
4 slices red onion, cut 1/2 inch thick
1 large red bell pepper, cut into quarters
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup garlic-herb cheese spread
4 round French sandwich rolls, split, toasted
- Lightly shape ground beef into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
- Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange onion and bell pepper around patties. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F (71.1°C), turning occasionally.
- Grill vegetables 13 to 16 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Cut bell pepper into 1/2-inch strips.
- Spread 1 tablespoon cheese on bottom of each bun; top with burger, another 1 tablespoon cheese, onion slice and 1/4 of bell pepper. Close sandwiches.
Makes 4 servings.
Test Kitchen Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe using 80% lean ground beef): 474 calories; 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 102 mg cholesterol; 508 mg sodium; 33 g carbohydrate; 3.1 g fiber; 32 g protein; 6.4 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 18.7 mcg selenium; 5.6 mg zinc; 75.7 mg choline.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.