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Cheesy Walnut Burgers

 Cheesy Walnut Burgers
In Almonte, Ontario, Janet Chappell serves these crisp meatless burgers with ketchup or plain yogurt to create an unusual taste sensation. The sharp cheddar brings a little zip to each bite.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Ketchup or plain yogurt, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; shape into six
  • 3/4-in. thick patties.
  • In a large skillet, cook patties in oil over medium heat until golden
  • brown on both sides.
  • To bake, place patties on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350°
  • for 12-13 minutes on each side, turning once, or until browned.
  • Serve on buns with ketchup or yogurt if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 430 calories,

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Cheesy Walnut Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 28 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 600 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.