Friday, January 6, 2012

Onion Topped Italian Burgers

Onion Topped Italian Burgers
(4 servings)


1 tsp. Olive Oil
2 cups Vidalia Onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp. Sugar
¼ tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
3 tbsp. Parmesan Cheese, shredded
2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
1 tsp. Dried Oregano
½ tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ tsp. Dried Basil
1 lb. Ground Beef (90/10 extra lean)
4 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns


Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.  Add the onion, sugar, salt and pepper to pan and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes.  The onions should be lightly browned before adding the vinegar.  Cook an additional 30 seconds stirring constantly and remove from heat.  Combine the remaining ingredients from the Parmesan cheese to the ground beef in a large mixing bowl.  Form mixture into 4 patties.  Using a Panini Grill, George Foreman Grill or another large frying pan, cook the patties to desired doneness.  This should take between 6 and 12 minutes.  Top the bottom half on hamburger bun with a patty and repeat for all four buns.  Next, equally divide the onion mixture and place on top of patty.  Top the onions with the bun top and serve with your favorite condiments.

Note:               Each burger is around 8 WeightWatcher points using their

Note:               You can cook these on an outdoor grill too.

Note:               I also like to toast my buns.  It’s easy to do on an outdoor grill or
                           with the Panini or George Foreman grills.  You don’t have to
                           add butter or spray to grill them.

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