Burgers With Cheddar, Avocado, and Sprouts

Burgers With Cheddar, Avocado, and Sprouts
Tom Schierlitz
Serves 4
preparation
15
minutes
cooking
15
minutes

Ingredients

1 1/4
pounds
ground chuck (85 percent lean or less)
kosher salt and black pepper
canola oil, for the grill
4
ounces
Cheddar, sliced
8
slices multigrain bread
1/2
cup
mayonnaise
4
leaves red leaf lettuce
1
avocado, sliced
1/2
cup
alfalfa or radish sprouts

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.) Season with a total of ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Oil the grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155° F for medium, 4 to 5 minutes more, topping the burgers with the Cheddar during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Dividing evenly, spread the bread with the mayonnaise. Form sandwiches with the bread, lettuce, burgers, avocado, and sprouts.
Kristen Evans Dittami
May 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 587
  • Fat 65 g
  • Sat Fat 18 g
  • Cholesterol 167 mg
  • Sodium 976 mg
  • Protein 53 g
  • Carbohydrate 35 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Fiber 9 g
  • Iron 6 mg
  • Calcium 283 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.