Cheddar Butter Burgers

adapted from Once a Month Mom

1 1/2 lb ground sirloin, round or chuck

1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

1 1/2 tsp pepper

6 hamburger buns

Garlic-Herb Butter (will make more than you need, save for later)

6 Tbsp mix of fresh herbs, chopped (parsley, chives, basil, oregano, and/or tarragon)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp pepper

2 sticks butter, salted, room temperature

Place herbs, garlic, pepper and butter in bowl and beat with hand mixer until light and fluffy. Lay a 12-inch-square piece of plastic wrap or parchment paper on your work surface and mound the flavored butter in the center. Roll it up into a cylinder, twisting the ends to compact the butter. Chill the butter in the refrigerator or freezer until firm. To use, unwrap the roll and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices (approximately 1 Tablespoon). In a large bowl, hand mix ground beef, cheese, salt, and pepper. Divide into 6 equal balls. Mash into hamburger shapes. Place 1 Tablespoon of Garlic-Herb Butter in the middle of the burger and seal up. Grill or pan fry to prepare.

For Freezing:

Once burgers are formed, flash freeze on wax paper and a cookie sheet. When patty is firm, place in a gallon freezer bags. To serve, thaw in refrigerator over night. Grill or pan fry to prepare.

Servings: 6 • Size: 1 burger • Old Points: 9 pts • Points+: 9 pts

Calories: 347 • Fat: 22.2 g • Carb: .4 g • Fiber: 0 g  • Protein: 34.8 g

+ ~ Recipe shared by Sparky from Sparky Under Wraps ~ +