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Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two

 Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two
Here’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! Says Janet Wood of Windham, New Hampshire, “We really enjoy the melted cheese center.”
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into four thin patties. Sprinkle
  • cheese over two patties; top with remaining patties and press edges
  • firmly to seal.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6 minutes on each side or until
  • a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on
  • buns with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 357 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 787 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.