Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Shallots

Reprinted from the book Cooking Light's CRAVE!. Copyright © 2013 by Time Home Entertainment Inc. Published by Oxmoor House.

Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Shallots

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    1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 pound 90 percent lean ground beef
    2 cups thinly sliced shallots 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 cup arugula
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 4 hamburger buns toasted
    2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise


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    • 1

      Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots and 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt; cook 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Stir in vinegar; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; keep warm.

    • 2

      Gently combine garlic and beef. Divide meat mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1 ⁄2 -inch-thick patty. Press thumb in center of each patty, leaving a nickel-sized indentation. Sprinkle evenly with 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt.

    • 3

      Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Top each patty with 2 tablespoons cheese; cover and cook 1 minute or until cheese melts.

    • 4

      Place 1 ⁄4 cup arugula on bottom half of each bun; top with 1 patty and one-fourth of shallot mixture. Spread about 2 teaspoons mayonnaise on cut side of top half of each bun; place on top of burgers.

    nutritional information

    8.1 g
    17.7 g
    Saturated Fat:
    6.1 g
    113 mg
    31.7 g
    31.1 g
    2.2 mg
    654 mg
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