Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cheddar-Stuffed Buffalo Burgers

So My Aunt got me this new cookbook! So today I started using it! 500 recipes! I was sooo excited! I don't have to stay with our regular house staples!!

So today I made . . .

Cheddar-Stuffed Buffalo Burgers
(although I didn't have ground buffalo so I used lean beef)

Makes 4 Servings

1 pound of ground buffalo meat (I used ground beef)
1 small vidalia or other sweet onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
4 English muffins (I used sandwich thins)
4 romaine lettuce leaves, trimmed
4 tomato slices

1. In a medium bowl, combine the buffalo, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper; mix well to combine. Divide and shape the mixture into 4 balls. With your finger make a deep indentation into each ball. Fill each hole with 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Pinch the meat closed to cover the cheese and shape each ball into a 3/4 inch-thick patty.

2. Toast the English Muffin. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high heat. Cook burgers 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

3. Place the english muffins bottoms on 4 plates, top each with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and a burger. Place the muffin top on each burger.

The book says 6 points if you do exactly what as the recipe says! I always tweak recipes!

My changes. . . I first made my burgers in the George Forman Grill! On my Sandwich thin I sprayed some EVOO (GHG) and sprinkled some garlic on it and threw it in the toaster oven to toast it! On top of lettuce and tomatoes; I also added avocado, pickles, ketchup, and mustard!

On another note I've been craving a hearty cheese burger! This was amazing! Really hit the spot!!!

Enjoy!! I am searching the rest of the 499 recipes!!!

1 comment:

bridgett said...

Yum! Those sound and look so good.