Laura’s Lean Beef Stuffed Pepper Jack Burger

At only 293 calories a serving, this burger, which uses Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef (or a 96% Lean Ground Round) is delicious and juicy—but healthier, too. The fresh toppings add dimension with crunch, creaminess and sweetness.

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Recipe Yield: 
6 servings
Recipe Calories: 
293
Recipe Ingredient Details: 
1 pound Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef (or 96% Lean Ground Round)
2 teaspoons chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
4 slices reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
6 whole-grain buns (toasted)
6 lettuce leaves
6 organic tomato slices
Purple onion slices, avocado, salsa (for toppings)
Recipe Instructions: 
Combine the lean ground beef with the next 4 ingredients. Shape into 12 equal-sized patties for 6 servings or 16 patties for 8 servings.
Top the 6 patties with cheese, tearing cheese slices as needed to fit. Cover with the remaining patties, making a sandwich and pressing the edges to seal.2. Top the 6 patties with cheese, tearing cheese slices as needed to fit. Cover with the remaining patties, making a sandwich and pressing the edges to seal.
Coat the grill rack with cooking spray. Grill, covered with the grill lid, over medium-high heat (350 to 400 degrees) for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to your desired degree of doneness.
Recipe Additional Notes: 

PER SERVING: Calories 293 (42% from fat); Fat 14.2g (sat 6.5g); Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 492mg; Carbohydrates 16g; Fiber 2g; Protein 28g