Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas


Calories: 335

Just 6 WW SmartPoints for this cheeseburger that has real ground beef, a normal size bun and a slice of Velveeta cheese.


I used Trader Joe's brand 96% lean ground beef, Trader Joe's Whole Wheat hamburger buns, a slice of Velveeta cheese , pickles, lettuce and tomato! The beef is not crazy juicy but not terribly dry either. It's a good tasty burger for weeknight summer grilling for sure.


Recipe makes 4 burgers. 1 Burger per serving. 

Yield/Servings: 4 burgers Serving Size: 1 burger Total Cook/Prep time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb 96% lean ground beef
  • 4 Whole Wheat hamburger buns (Trader Joe's brand)
  • 4 slices Velveeta cheese
  • pickles
  • tomato
  • lettuce
  • onion powder
  • salt and pepper


Season the ground beef by mixing in a good sprinkle of onion powder, salt and pepper

Split the beef into 4 quarters and shape them into round patties

Cook the beef in a pan on the stove top, or on the grill (medium heat) until they are cooked to your taste (rare, medium, well done, etc)

Assemble the beef onto the bun and add a slice of cheese, pickles, tomato and lettuce

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