Photo: Rita Maas
Stuffed burgers can taste decadent, even without tons of cheese: just two tablespoons of shredded reduced-fat cheddar will give you ooey-gooey results. And using buffalo—aka bison—meat, as this recipe from the new Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook does, saves fat and cholesterol, but still delivers deep flavor.
Mix together buffalo, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in large bowl just until well combined. With damp hands, shape mixture into 4 equal balls. With your finger, make deep indentation in center of each ball. Fill each hole with 2 tablespoons of Cheddar. Enclose filling by pinching meat together. Shape into 3/4-inch-thick patties.
Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Place patties in skillet and cook until instant-read thermometer inserted into side of burger registers 145°F for medium, about 4 minutes per side.
Place bottoms of muffins on 4 plates. Top each with lettuce, burgers, and tomato slices; cover with tops of muffins.
Serving Size: 1 garnished burger
Fat: 12 g
Protein: 30 g
Carbs: 30 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 2 g
Sodium: 754 mg
Excerpted with permission from the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook Copyright 2012. Photography by Rita Maas.
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Published on January 11, 2012