Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Serves 6

Beefy burgers stuffed with sautéed onions and bell peppers are ideal for the summer grilling season. Toast the buns on the grill, too, if you like.

  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup ketchup or chile sauce
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped oregano
  • 6 thick slices sharp cheddar
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Butter lettuce
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Heat olive oil in skillet. When hot, add onions and peppers and cook until tender. In another bowl, combine beef, eggs, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Mix lightly and shape into 12 thin patties. Spoon onion and pepper mixture onto centers of 6 patties and top each with 2 tablespoons ketchup or chili sauce and a bit of oregano. Cover with remaining patties and pinch the sides securely closed; place in refrigerator until ready to cook.

When you're ready and the grill is hot, grill burgers about 3 inches from the coals for about 5 to 8 minutes on each side. Top with a slice of cheese when you're just about done; cover the grill to melt the cheese. Serve burger on bun with tomatoes, lettuce and the condiments of your choice.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:470 calories (130 from fat), 14g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 195mg cholesterol, 600mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 8g sugar), 56g protein

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