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Lean Mean Cheeseburgers

Makes: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes




Lean Mean Cheeseburgers


1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
1⁄2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend
4 seeded or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
4 slices lowfat cheese, such as Cheddar or American


Mojo Sauce:

Lettuce leaves
Tomato slices (optional)



  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Place oats in foodsafe plastic bag. Seal bag securely, squeezing out excess air.
  3. Roll over bag with rolling pin to crush oats to a fine consistency.
  4. In a large bowl combine ground beef, oats, and steak seasoning, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  5. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch patties.
  6. Place patties on grid and grill, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until no longer pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally.
  7. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired; top with burger and cheese slice.
  8. Close sandwiches.
  9. Serve.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.