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Gouda Cheeseburgers With Fennel-Onion Relish

Gouda Cheeseburger With Fennel-Onion Relish
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  1. Heat oven to 450° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the potatoes, 2 tablespoons of the oil, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Roast, tossing once, until golden brown and tender, 22 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the fennel, onion, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.
  4. Form the beef into four ½-inch-thick patties. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Heat the remaining teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. During the last minute of cooking, top them with the cheese and cook, covered.
  6. Place the burgers on the buns with the fennel relish and arugula, if desired. Serve with the fries.
By April, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 876
  • Fat 43g
  • Sat Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 160mg
  • Sodium 1,424mg
  • Protein 55g
  • Carbohydrate 67g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Iron 7mg
  • Calcium 354mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes have tender, edible skin. If you scrub them well, you don’t have to peel them for this recipe. 

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.