Mozzarella and Caramelized Onion Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 large leaves Romaine lettuce
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 medium red onion sliced
  • 1 large avocado peeled and sliced


  • Heat grill to medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients (beef through thyme). Form beef mixture into 4 patties.
  • Place burgers on the grill. Close lid and cook burgers for 5 to 10 minutes on each side, until beef reaches preferred doneness.
  • Layer, lettuce leaf, burger, cheese, onion, and avocado. Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Sliced cucumbers.
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
NUTRITION: 478 Calories; 38g Fat (71.9% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 110mg Cholesterol; 202mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 5 1/2 Fat.
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