Pepperoni Burgers

Serves 4, 8 points per serving

  • 4 sprays cooking spray
  • 1 lb uncooked 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 medium plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 1/2 oz parmesan cheese, sliced
  • 4 light hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 leaves basil
  • 1 oz sliced pepperoni

coat a large griddle with oil, heat medium high

in a large bowl, combine beef, salt garlic powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Divide mixture into 4 balls and then gently press each one into a 4 inch patty.

Place sliced tomatoes on grill, cook until grill marks appear, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from grill, set aside.

Off heat, recoat griddle or grill pan with cooking spray. place burgers on hot griddle or grill, cook 5 minutes per side for medium. Sprinkle each burger with 1/4 of cheese about 2 minutes before finished cooking second side, cook till cheese melts.

serve burger on a toasted bun, topped with 1 basil leaf and 1/4 oz pepperoni.