Killer Steak Burgers with Black Pepper Mayo and Crispy Onions
Peppery mayo and crispy onions create tantalizing toppers for sauced-up burgers.
1 1/2 pounds lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4 cup steak sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups French-fried onions (from 6-ounce can)
1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
4 hamburger buns, split
1 cup shredded lettuce
Heat gas or charcoal grill.
In large bowl, mix beef, steak sauce, salt, 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper and 1/2 cup of the onions. Shape mixture into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160 degrees F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill until toasted.
Spread mayonnaise mixture on cut sides of buns. Top with remaining 3/4 cup onions, the lettuce and burgers. Cover with top halves of buns.
Prep time: 25 Min Total time: 25 Min Servings: 4
For the best flavor, buy whole black peppercorns and grind your pepper as you need it.
To give these burgers a different twist, try substituting your favorite barbecue sauce for the steak sauce.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1 Sandwich) Calories 580 (Calories from Fat 310), Total Fat 35g (Saturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 3 1/2g), Cholesterol 115mg; Sodium 1400mg; Total Carbohydrate 32g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 7g), Protein 35g
Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 2
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15.00%; Vitamin C 2.00%; Calcium 10.00%; Iron 30.00%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.