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Blue Cheese Burgers

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A variation on the traditional cheeseburger, this recipe contains a creamy filling of melted blue cheese.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
410 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Diabetes-friendly

Ingredients

1/4 onions, finely chopped 50 g
1/4 stalk celery, finely chopped 18 g
220 g ground beef, extra-lean
3/4 tsp dried oregano 0.4 g
1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 mL
20 g blue cheese, crumbled
4 slices gluten-free bread
1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1 tsp Dijon mustard [optional] 5 mL
1 tsp ketchup [optional] 5 mL

Before you start

These burgers can be cooked either using an outdoor grill or in a pan on the stovetop.

Method

  1. Finely chop the onion and celery, then put them in a bowl. Add the ground meat, oregano, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well using a fork, then bring the combined ingredients together with your hands to form a firm mixture.
  2. Divide the mixture into twice the number of the needed servings. Shape each portion into rounds and flatten each one slightly. Crumble the cheese and place a small amount in the centre of half of the rounds (about 2 tablespoons of crumbled cheese per round). Place the remaining meat rounds on top of the cheese topped rounds. Use your hands to mould the rounds together, encasing the crumbled cheese, and shaping them into burgers.
  3. Cook the burgers on a medium grill, lightly oiled, for about 10 min, or until cooked through, turning them once. Alternatively, you may cook the burgers on a nonstick, heavy-bottom pan, over very high heat.
  4. Place each burger in between 2 slices of wheat-free bread. Serve with mustard and ketch-up on the side.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (210g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

410

Fat

17 g

27 %

Saturated 6 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

31 %

Cholesterol

70 mg

Sodium

500 mg

21 %

Carbohydrate

33 g

11 %

Fibre

6 g

22 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

31 g

Vitamin A

7 %

Vitamin C

4 %

Calcium

9 %

Iron

28 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ½ serving
Grain Products : 3 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 servings

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Magnesium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Fibre, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B2
Excellent source of  :
Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Vegetables ½
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats 2 ½

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This recipe is in the following categories

Beef | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Halal | High Fibre | Diabetes-friendly | Barbecue/Broil/Grill