Friday, December 21, 2012

As American As Cheeseburgers

I'm guessing you have heard the phrase "As American As Apple Pie." It is not my intention to appear Un-American or to "dethrone" apple pie, one of Americans favorite foods, but in our house the cheeseburger is king! Perhaps we love our cheeseburgers because they are easy and quick to prepare in the middle of a busy day of farm chores. Or perhaps we love our cheeseburgers because each of us can customize our burgers to fit our taste buds; different cheeses equals different flavors. Since today is National Hamburger Day it seems only fitting to salute the day with a cheesy, flavor packed cheeseburger recipe. Thanks to Midwest Dairy for this recipe.
Cheese Stuffed Burgers

1¼ pounds extra-lean ground beef
2 tablespoons fine breadcrumbs
¼ cup egg substitute
¼ teaspoon seasoned salt
½ teaspoon chili powder
4 slices part-skim Mozzarella cheese
4 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
4 tablespoons salsa
4 thick slices red onion
4 thick slices tomato
4 pieces arugula or lettuce
4 whole-grain hamburger buns, toasted


Mix beef, breadcrumbs, egg substitute, seasoned salt and chili powder in a medium bowl. Divide mixture evenly into 8 patties. Top four patties with a slice of cheese and cover with remaining 4 patties. Press edges together to seal in cheese. Grill burgers over medium-hot coals about 5 minutes each side.
Mix yogurt and salsa in a small bowl. Place a burger on each bun and top with onion, tomato, arugula and salsa mixture.

ATTENTION DAIRY LOVERS: You can find more dairy recipes at Midwest Dairy 

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