Smoky Double Cheeseburger







1 egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup soft bread crumbs

3 ounces smoked cheddar cheese or cheddar cheese, finely shredded (3/4 cup)

3 green onions, chopped

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/4 pounds ground beef round or ground sirloin

4 1/4 inches thick onion slices (optional)

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

1/4 cup mango chutney or cranberry relish

1/2 cup arugula leaves* or watercress

1 – 2 ounces Asiago or Parmesan cheese, shaved

  1. In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, smoked cheddar, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and pepper. Add ground beef and mix gently. Firmly shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; set aside.
  2. Heat a nonstick or well-seasoned grill pan on stovetop over medium-high heat until hot. Reduce heat to medium; add onion slices, if using, to grill pan. Grill for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning once. Remove from pan.
  3. Add patties to pan. Cook for 9 to 12 minutes or until meat is done (160 degrees F), turning once.
  4. Spread bottoms of hamburger buns with chutney or relish; top with arugula or watercress, patties, onion slices, if using, shaved cheese, and bun top. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen

Preheat grill according to manufacturers directions. Add onions, if using, to grill. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill until onions are lightly browned. For covered grill, allow 5 to 7 minutes. (For open grill, allow about 10 minutes.) Remove onions. Add patties to grill. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill until meat is done (160 degrees F). For a covered grill, allow 4 to 6 minutes. (For open grill, allow about 7 to 8 minutes per side.) Continue as directed in Step 4 above.


Rinse arugula thoroughly, it can be gritty. Dry in a salad spinner or pat dry with paper towels before laying on burgers.

Nutrition Facts (Smoky Double Cheeseburger)

Per serving: 586 kcal , 31 g fat (14 g sat. fat , 2 g polyunsaturated fat , 11 g monounsaturated fat ), 172 mg chol. , 777 mg sodium , 35 g carb. , 2 g fiber , 5 g sugar , 41 g pro.