Savory Beef Burgers

Savory Beef Burgers

Total preparation and cooking time: 25 minutes

1 pound ground beef
2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
8 to 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
8 tomato slices (1/4-inch thick)
8 thin red onion rings

Combine ground beef, minced onion, mustard, Italian seasoning, salt, cumin and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 10 to 12 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning once.

Layer lettuce, tomato and onion rings evenly on four plates. Top each with one burger.

Makes 4 servings.

Grill Directions: Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally.

Nutrition information per serving: 252 calories; 22 g protein; 5 g carbohydrate; 16 g fat; 306 mg sodium; 74 mg cholesterol; 4.7 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 2.0 mcg vitamin B12; 2.3 mg iron; 4.7 mg zinc.

© National Cattlemen's Beef Association,
Cattlemen's Beef Board, and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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