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Hamburger Croquettes

 Hamburger Croquettes
I created this recipe one day after wondering why chicken was often stuffed with ham and cheese but not other meats. I tried it with hamburger and added seasoned bread crumbs for just the right touch. -Lee Deneau, Lansing, Michigan
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 thin slice fully cooked ham, halved
  • 2 slices process American cheese, halved
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and red onion and tomato slices, optional


  • Shape beef into four thin patties. Place a half slice of ham and two
  • half slices of cheese on two patties. Top with remaining patties;
  • pinch edges to seal. Coat both sides of burgers with bread crumbs.
  • In a large skillet, cook burgers in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side
  • or until meat is no longer pink. Serve on buns with lettuce, onion
  • and tomato if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 489 calories, 24 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 88 mg cholesterol, 878 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.