Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it just melts off? Instead, form the burger around the cheese so you can char the meat and safeguard the more delicate flavors. Use any mixture of hard or semihard cheeses--Emmentaler and Gouda or Asiago and Parmigiano-Reggiano also pair well.
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Per serving: 264 calories; 16 g fat ( 7 g sat , 6 g mono ); 89 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 0 g fiber; 186 mg sodium; 405 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (37% daily value), Calcium (15% dv), Iron (15% dv).
Exchanges: 3 1/2 medium-fat meat