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Lean Mean Cheeseburger

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Lean Mean Cheeseburger
Photo courtesy of Beef - It's What's For Dinner

This recipe incorporates oats in the beef patty to create a filling yet healthier take on a burger.

This recipe is courtesy of Beef - It's What's For Dinner.

Ready in
20 m
10 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 Pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 2 Tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 Teaspoon steak seasoning blend
  • 4 seeded or whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices low-fat cheese, such a s cheddar or American
  • Optional toppings: lettuce leaves, tomato slices


Place oats in food-safe plastic bag.

Seal bag securely, squeezing out excess air.

Roll over bag with rolling pin to crush oats to a fine consistency.

Combine ground beef, oats, and steak seasoning blend in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch patties.

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.

Line bottom of each bun with lettuce and tomato, if desired; top with burger and cheese slice.

Close sandwiches.