Open-Faced Hamburgers Recipe
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This kid-friendly recipe is one of my favorites. A Swedish co-worker passed it on to me when we worked together in Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 274 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 755mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, green pepper, milk, mustard and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well; shape into six patties.
  2. Spread cut sides of buns with butter; top each with a patty. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 14-17 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Open-Faced Hamburgers in Country Extra July 2007, p51

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eye_lady User ID: 4552636 126193
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"Very quick and yummy, I added diced onion, and replaced the milk with A1 steak sauce. And I added garlic salt to the tops of the buttered buns. My family likes a lot of spicy flavor, and they all loved it!"

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