Pimiento-Cheese Patty Melt

Pimiento-Cheese Patty Melt

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¼ cup grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jarred pimientos
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 4 slices whole-wheat country bread, toasted

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler to high. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos and scallions in a small bowl.
  4. 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.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 patty melt
  • Per serving: 336 calories; 16 g fat(7 g sat); 2 g fiber; 17 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 89 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 644 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 166 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 533 mg sodium; 483 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ vegetable, 3 lean meat, ½ medium-fat meat, ½ fat

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