Version 4 UPDATED -Lean Mean Cheeseburger --
30 Minutes or Less
  • Total Recipe Time: 20 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  2. 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  3. 1/2 teaspoon steak seasoning blend
  4. 4 seeded or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  5. 4 slices lowfat cheese, such as Cheddar or American
  1. Lettuce leaves, tomato slices (optional)


  1. Place oats in foodsafe plastic bag. Seal bag securely, squeezing out excess air. Roll over bag with rolling pin to crush oats to a fine consistency.
  2. Combine Ground Beef, oats, and steak seasoning blend in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch patties.
  3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  4. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired; top with burger and cheese slice. Close sandwiches.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
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