Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty

It was a pretty exciting afternoon around Margate. A man arrested got out of a sheriff car with handcuffs on. The cops had streets blocked of near my home. My son wasn't allowed to leave the school for about an hour or so after school let out. The man was finally caught and Jimmy was allowed to leave. By then I was almost to the school to get him and drove him home.

I found this recipe on the Hungry Girl website. It has a lot of good ideas for low cal recipes and even has weight watcher points. The patties were so simple to put together and tasted yummy. My son gobbled his up and had some of mine! I forgot to take a picture of the patties after cooking. Oh well! The picture above is from the Hungry Girl website.


4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef
1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, room temperature
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp Worcestershire sauce
dash salt, or more to taste
dash black pepper, or more to taste


In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the cheese. Add as much salt and pepper as yuou like. Knead mixture by hand until integrated. Form into a ball and, using your thumb, make a large, hollow indentation in the ball (past the center but not all the way through). Fill the hole with cheese and squeeze the meat to seal, making sure no cheese is exposed. Flatten slightly into a thick patty.

Bring a pan misted with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove, or use a grill pan. Place patty in the pan, cover and cook for 4-7 minute per side, depending on how well done you like your burger.

Do not press patty with spatula or your burger may ooze cheese.

Makes 1 serving

Points: 4

The balls with the cheese inside

After the first flip.

Almost done!

1 comment:

Libby said...

Mmmmm...I love cheese from the Laughing Cow :) These look great!