zesty cheeseburgers
  • (1 lb.) uncooked lean ground beef
  • (1) medium garlic clove(s), minced
  • (1/4 tsp.) table salt
  • (1/8 tsp.) black pepper
  • (1/2) small red onion, cut into 4 thin slices
  • (1/2 tsp.) olive oil
  • (1/8 tsp.) dried oregano, crushed
  • (1/4 cup) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • (4) reduced-calorie hamburger roll(s)
  • (1) small tomato(s), cut into 8 thin slices



Zesty Cheeseburgers

Grilled red onions add terrific flavor to this classic cheeseburger.

Preparation Time

About 5 minutes

Cook Time

About 15 minutes


  1. 1Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium high heat.
  2. 2In a large bowl, combine beef, garlic, salt and pepper, then separate into four equal patties.
  3. 3Grill burgers 4 to 5 minutes on one side.
  4. 4Meanwhile, brush red onions with olive oil and grill for about 4 minutes. Add a dash of oregano, then flip and grill for another 3 minutes.
  5. 5Flip your burgers and cook for another 4 minutes. Place 1 Tbsp. of cheese on each patty,
    leave on grill until just melted.
  6. 6While your cheese is melting, toast
    buns* on grill.
  7. 7Place one burger patty on each bun, top with sliced tomatoes and grilled onions. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cheeseburger patty w/toppings

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 194
  • Total Fat 6.7 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 5.4 g
  • Protein 26.3 g
  • Cholesterol 72 mg
  • Sodium 267 mg
  • Fiber 0.35 g

*Not Included

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Red Meat, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.