Grilled Classic Western Burger Recipe

  • 1 (1 ounce) slice firm-textured white bread
  • 1 large Lucerne Egg
  • 1/3 cup Lucerne Milk
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 3/4 pounds ground lean beef (7% or less fat)
  • 6 red onion slices (each 1/4 inch thick and 4 inches wide)
  • 1 tablespoon Safeway SELECT Verdi Olive Oil
  • 6 slices Safeway SELECT Primo Taglio Cheddar Cheese (regular or American White)
  • 6 hamburger buns, split in half
  • Special Slaw
  • 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon seafood cocktail sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound prepared coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup bell pepper (any color), diced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (including tops)
  1. Prepare Special Slaw. In a large bowl, mix together yogurt, mayonnaise, pickle relish, cocktail sauce, and mustard until well blended.
  2. Stir in coleslaw mix, bell pepper, and green onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Preheat barbecue grill. To make burgers, tear bread slice into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Whirl until crumbs form; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat together egg, milk, minced onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add beef and bread crumbs and mix gently. Form into 6 equal patties, each about 4 1/2 inches wide.
  5. Brush red onion slices lightly on both sides with olive oil.
  6. Lay patties and onion slices on grill over a solid bed of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook, turning meat and onions once to brown on both sides, until a thermometer inserted in center of thickest part of meat registers 160 degrees F (and meat is no longer pink in center), 6 to 8 minutes total.
  7. About 2 minutes before patties are done, top each with a slice of cheese. Also lay bun halves, cut side down, on grill and toast 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Set bun bottoms on a platter or plates. With a wide spatula, transfer patties to bun bottoms. Top each with a grilled onion slice and a spoonful of Special Slaw. Cover with bun tops.