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Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers

 Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers
We love cheese. It's an ingredient we always have in abundance. I came up with this recipe to showcase one of our favorite combinations: spinach and cheese! —Deborah Biggs, Omaha, Nebraska
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fresh baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Asiago cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1-1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • Place spinach in a small bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to
  • coat; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, chopped spinach, cheeses, onion,
  • ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over
  • mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat

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Three-Cheese Florentine Burgers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads
  • 160° and juices run clear. Top with mozzarella cheese. Grill 1-2
  • minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns with spinach
  • mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 476 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 153 mg cholesterol, 841 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 33 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.