Onion-Smothered Italian Burgers (no bun)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.9
  • Total Fat: 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 65.4 mg
  • Sodium: 377.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 26.5 g

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From Cooking Light, August 2008 From Cooking Light, August 2008
Number of Servings: 4


    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
    3 tablespoons beef stock
    1 pound ground beef, extra lean
    Cooking spray

    Optional: 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns


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 6 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 (if using); top each patty with 1/4 cup onion mixture and top half of each bun.

Serving Size: Makes 4 burgers

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