Ground Beef Burger on Honey Wheat Bread

Cheesy Star-Spangled Square Burgers

Topped with star-shaped slices of American cheese, these festive burgers will be a hit at your next summer barbeque.

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  • 12 slices Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Bread

  • 1 envelope (1 ounce) dry onion soup mix

  • 2/3 cup ketchup

  • 2 pounds extra lean ground beef, divided

  • 12 slices (1 ounce each) American cheese


  • Brown 1 pound beef in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer to a bowl. Brown remaining 1 pound beef.

  • Combine all the beef, the ketchup and soup mix in the skillet. Cook over medium heat about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • Position oven rack 6 inches from heat source. Preheat broiler.

  • Meanwhile, using a 3- to 4-inch star cookie cutter, cut one star from each cheese slice. Set aside.

  • Place bread slices on a large baking sheet (in two batches, if necessary). Lightly toast both sides of bread.

  • Top each toast slice with about 1/2 cup of the meat mixture, spreading mixture to edges of the toast. Top each “burger” with a cheese star.

  • Broil just until cheese stars begin to melt, about 1 minute