Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty
May 14, 2009
Taken from Hungry Girl.
PER SERVING (1 patty): 179 calories, 6.5g fat, 502mg sodium, 1.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 26.5g protein — POINTS® value 4*
4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
dash salt, or more to taste
dash black pepper, or more to taste
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the cheese. Add as much salt and pepper as you like. Knead mixture by hand until integrated. Form into a ball and, using your thumb, make a large, hollow indentation in the ball (past the center but not all the way through). Fill the hole with cheese and squeeze the meat to seal, making sure no cheese is exposed. Flatten slightly into a thick patty.
Bring a pan misted with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. (Use a grill pan if you’ve got one.) Place patty in the pan, cover, and cook for 4 – 7 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your burger. Heads Up: Don’t press on the patty with your spatula (your burger might ooze cheese!).
Serve however you like your burger… We like ours with ketchup and pickles between giant leaves of lettuce!
MAKES 1 SERVING