Jalapeño Cheeseburgers With Tomato Salad

Author: Canadian Living

Stuffing a burger with cheese takes it to another level of excellence. This stuffing is inspired by the fried jalapeños found on so many pub menus.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion grated and drained
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3/4 sweet onions cut in 4 thick rounds
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
Cheese Filling:
  • 1 cup shredded old Cheddar cheese (about 3 oz/85 g)
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped drained pickled jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Tomato Salad:
  • 1/4 sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 lb tomato cut in wedges

Method

Cheese Filling: In bowl, stir together Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, jalapeño peppers and parsley. Divide into quarters; flatten each to 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) circle. Freeze on tray for 15 minutes.

In bowl, whisk together egg, grated onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper; mix in beef. Shape into 8 balls. Flatten each into 5-inch (12 cm) wide patty. Top 4 of the patties with cheese circle; top with remaining patties, gently pressing and pinching edges to seal. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Tomato Salad: Meanwhile, soak sweet onion in cold water for 10 minutes; drain well. In bowl, whisk together parsley, oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Set aside.

Place patties on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted sideways into meat mixture registers 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush sweet onion rounds with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, turning once, until softened and caramelized, 8 to 10 minutes. Sandwich burgers and onion in buns. Serve with Tomato Salad.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 962 mg
  • Protein 39 g
  • Calories 697.0
  • Total fat 41 g
  • Potassium 827 mg
  • Cholesterol 156 mg
  • Saturated fat 17 g
  • Total carbohydrate 44 g

%RDI

  • Iron 40.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 57.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 32.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 30.0
  • Vitamin C 63.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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