A healthy pimiento-cheese spread makes an insanely delicious topping for this easy patty melt recipe. To keep the bread-to-burger ratio even (and calories in check), look for a smaller loaf of country bread or cut large slices in half. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine onion, Worcestershire, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add beef and gently knead together. Do not overmix. Form into 4 burgers, about the same size as the bread you're using.

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  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total.

  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler to high. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos and scallions in a small bowl.

  • Place toast on a baking sheet. Top each piece with a burger and about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes.

Tips

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; 16.5 g total fat; 6.8 g saturated fat; 89 mg cholesterol; 533 mg sodium. 483 mg potassium; 16.9 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 29.1 g protein; 644 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 28 mcg folate; 166 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 49 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;