I think each time I make a new burger recipe I call it my best burgers yet. This one really was. Actually, my veggie burger might be better…but as far as the ones made with meat go, these are where it’s at. I owe it to all the onion and cheese inside of them. Yes I put cheese inside the burgers AND on top. It was low fat cheese…and absolutely delicious.
These were inspired by Harris Teeter. Back when Justin was job training in Greensboro during the weeks he would use some of his food expense budget to just do grocery shopping for things he could cook in his hotel room – trying to keep it relatively healthy while traveling. He bought the cheddar onion burgers from the meat counter and raved about them to me. So I told him the next burgers I’d make would be cheddar/onion.
But of course I made them with lean ground turkey and low-fat cheddar cheese. I put TONS of onion in these and I think that’s what made them so juicy and flavorful. The extra cheese definitely adds to it as well. I kept it low fat of course so I could spread avocado on them.
I do recommend getting a block of cheese and dicing it up really small. I did something weird and tried cutting up those individually packaged cheese slices. In order to save money I figured I’d cut some up for inside the patties and use the rest as my burger toppings for the week. But it was difficult to get it cubed up nicely because it was just too soft. Get a block! It’s better for you too than that weird packaged stuff. I admit, I do buy it often though. I’ll repeat myself here. There’s a balance between eating healthy and eating on a budget. And I have definitely been on a budget the past few months.
Alternatively you can probably forget that entire ramble and just use shredded cheese.