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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Blue cheese is a gluten-free food. Use gluten-free hamburger buns in this dish.

 

"If the melting pot exists, the cheeseburger may well be its most palpable product; to take a bite of it is to take a bite of history..."
- 
Elizabeth Rozin, Cookbook author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Blue cheese is so savory and at the same time tart, sweet and salty. The combination of hamburger stuffed with blue cheese is great, but the red pepper and onion add even more depth to this burger.

Fat in Beef

No matter what cut of beef you choose for a recipe, trimming the excess fat is the key to lowering the fat and calories. A cut like rib eye steak that is not trimmed will have about 20 grams of fat per serving. Trimming it of excess fat will reduce the fat by 10 grams and about 90 calories.

The best flavor in beef comes from the marbling in the meat itself, not the fat that surrounds the cut of meat. Choose cuts that have little excess fat and light marbling for maximum flavor and minimum calories.


 

Blue Cheese Burger



Servings = 2 | Serving size =1 burger

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

Serve with Cole Slaw or Maple Sage Carrots or Maple Sage Carrots - Low Sodium Version or Parsnip French Fries

6 ounces 95% lean ground beef
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup red bell pepper (finely diced)
1/4 cup onion (finely diced)
1 ounce blue cheese (crumbled)
spray oil
2 whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns

Preheat the oven to 375F. Place a medium sized skillet in the oven.

Place the ground beef in a small mixing bowl and add the salt, red pepper and onion. Blend well.

Divide the ground beef in half and pat into four patties.

Divide the blue cheese into two small discs. Place each cheese disc between two of the hamburger patties and press together to form one hamburger.

When the oven is hot spray the pan lightly with oil.

Add the burgers to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on one side and turn and cook for about another 5 minutes.

Serve on the hamburger bun and top with lettuce, tomato and onion as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 burger

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 388 Calories from Fat 109
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 12g 19%
    Saturated Fat 6g 23%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 64mg 22%
Sodium 774mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
    Sugars 9g  
Protein 28g  
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 43%
Calcium 17% Iron 24%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 610 mg
Magnesium 92 mg