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Healthy beef burger with cheese, tomato and onion recipe

Hamburgers are a popular and easy dinner choice with busy families. These burgers are a beef patty with melted cheese, tomato and Spanish onion. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 400g premium lean beef mince
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp (s) olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp (s) dried oregano
  • 4 tbsp reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 medium white bread roll, halved
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced


Preheat a grill pan or barbeque over medium-high heat.

Combine beef and garlic in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Form mixture into 4 x 1cm thick patties. Place patties on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, then sprinkle each patty with 1 tbsp cheese and cook until cheese has melted.

Meanwhile, brush both sides of onion with oil. Grill for approximately 5 minutes, or until bottom is slightly brown. Turn and sprinkle with oregano and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Lightly toast rolls on grill. Place patties on rolls then top with onion and tomato.


  • The secret to a juicy, lean patty is to avoid pressing down on it while it cooks so it retains all its juices.
  • This article was created by Weight Watchers.

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