Out-n-In California Burgers

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

Out-n-In California Burgers

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    Ingredients

    3 tablespoons ketchup 4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
    2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
    2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish 4 hamburger buns
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 8 slices tomato
    1 pound extra lean ground beef 1/2 ripe peeled avocado, cut into 1/8-inch-thick slices
    1/8 teaspoon salt 8 dill pickle chips
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 slices red onion
    Cooking spray

    directions

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    • 1

      Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

    • 2

      Divide beef 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 patties evenly with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side. Top each patty with 1 cheese slice; cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts and patties are desired degree of doneness.

    • 3

      Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each hamburger bun; top with 2 tomato slices, 1 patty, about 2 avocado slices, 2 pickle chips, 1 onion slice, about 11 ⁄2 tablespoons sauce, and top half of bun.

    nutritional information

    Calories:
    429
    Fiber:
    3.7 g
    Fat:
    20.3 g
    Saturated Fat:
    6.3 g
    Calcium:
    223 mg
    Carbohydrates:
    30.8 g
    Protein:
    32.7 g
    Iron:
    3.9 mg
    Sodium:
    822 mg
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