Inside these mesquite-seasoned burgers you'll find roasted sweet peppers oozing with melted pepper cheese. Grill them up for dinner or at a summer cookout with friends.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cut the tops off the sweet peppers. Remove any ribs and seeds. For a charcoal grill, grill peppers on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 5 to 7 minutes or until pepper skins are lightly blistered and peppers are just tender, turning occasionally. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place peppers on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.) Remove peppers from the grill; cool slightly. Stuff peppers with the cheese cubes.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine ground beef and mesquite seasoning. Divide mixture into four portions. Shape each portion of the beef mixture around one of the stuffed peppers to completely enclose the pepper. Flatten slightly to form 3/4-inch- thick patties.

  • For a charcoal grill, grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into side of each patty registers 160 degrees F (insert the thermometer into the meat to the side of the pepper). (For a gas grill, place patties on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)

  • Place grilled patties on roll bottoms. If desired, spoon salsa on top of patties; top with roll tops.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 30g 10% DV; dietary fiber 2g 8% DV; sugars 1g; fat 15g 23% DV; saturated fat 6g 30% DV; cholesterol 81mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 583IU 12% DV; vitamin c 17mg 28% DV; folate 12mcg 3% DV; calcium 60mg 6% DV; iron 4mg 22% DV; potassium 398mg 11% DV; sodium 533mg 21% DV.