Cheddar Burgers with Red Onion Jam

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A quick five-ingredient sauce tops cheesy homemade burgers to make an easy, delicious dinner in no time. Serve with baked chips and blue cheese dip. Replace the sugar with honey and serve without the buns to make this SCD legal.
Ingredients
Jam:
1 tsp olive oil
4 cups red onion, vertically sliced
4 tsps sugar
4 tsps red wine vinegar
3/4 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
Burgers:
3/4 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 pound extra-lean ground round
Cooking spray
4 (1/2 oz) slices white cheddar cheese
4 (1/2 oz) hamburger buns, toasted
4 tsps canola mayonnaise
 
Directions
1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
2. To prepare jam, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is very tender. Remove from heat.
3. To prepare burgers, combine oregano, salt, garlic powder, and beef. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes. Turn patties over. Place 1 cheese slice on each patty; cook 2 minutes or until done.
4. Spread cut sides of each bun with 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1/4 cup onion jam and bun top.
 
Notes:
Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 395
Total fat: 13.9g
Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 696mg

Baked chips and blue cheese dip: Combine 1/2 cup (2 ounces) low-fat crumbled blue cheese, 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream, 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar in a bowl. Mash with a fork.
Categories:
Dish   Sandwich/WrapMain Ingredient   Beef
Features   Low-Calorie




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