Monday, February 8, 2010


~ Taste of Home - February/March 2010

1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 T. cream cheese, softened
2 T. minced fresh parsley
3 t. Dijon mustard, divided
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3 T. dry bread crumbs
2 T. ketchup
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 t. dried sage leaves
1 lb. lean ground beef
4 hard rolls, split
lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional

In a small bowl, combine the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon mustard; set aside.

In another bowl, combine the onions, bread crumbs, ketchup, salt, rosemary, sage and remaining mustard. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight thin patties. Spoon cheese mixture onto center of four patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.

Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.

Notes: If you don't have green onions, then dried, minced onion is a tasty substitute, and regular hamburger buns work just fine in place of hard rolls. If you're short on time or motivation, then you can use the stuffing as a spread instead of putting it in the center of the patties. 

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