Monday, July 28, 2008

Onion-Smothered Italian Burgers 7 pts

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

Preparation1. 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.
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 330(24% from fat); FAT 8.9g (sat 3g,mono 3.7g,poly 1.5g); IRON 4mg; CHOLESTEROL 65mg; CALCIUM 142mg; CARBOHYDRATE 33.7g; SODIUM 541mg; PROTEIN 28.9g; FIBER 2.9g

David Bonom ,

Cooking Light, AUGUST 2008

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