You know what’s just a little messed up? It was way nicer in Ohio this past weekend than it was in Vegas.
Last year in April, Vegas was 90 degrees and sunny. We were hanging out at the pool, soaking up the sun. This year, I took 2 jackets, wore them both, and never wore any less clothing than pants and a long-sleeve shirt.
A bit of a bummer, but a blast none-the-less.
At least the weather is warming back up again. Perhaps for good this time?!
Firing up the grill never fails to make dinner time delicious, fast, and an easy clean-up. But as far as what goes on the grill, burgers wouldn’t be my first choice.
I know, I know. Blasphemy!
But burgers are tempting when the toppings pique my interest. Ingredients along the lines of gorgonzola and caramelized onion come to mind.
But then I ran across this recipe. And my apathy towards burgers turned into an urgent need to make these. Stat.
Of course this took no convincing on Mr. Prevention’s end. I seem to have had to pull out all the stops to get him to open up to new recipes lately, but this time…pizza + burgers. No convincing necessary. This recipe combines two of the most favorite, sought-after foods by men and women alike. Yet, the calorie count stays in check…along with all of the other stats.
As for the flavor? Get ready to welcome this burger with open arms into your favorites.
Pizza Burgers as seen on An Edible Mosaic
1 1/2 lb 93% lean ground beef
1/2 small onion, grated
1 1/2 tsp steak seasoning
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp dried Italian herb seasoning
6 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted or grilled
1-2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Chunky Pizza Sauce:
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can no salt added diced tomatoes, undrained
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
Pinch black pepper
For the pizza sauce, heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add the garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian herb seasoning, sugar, salt, and pepper, and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Keep warm.
To make the burgers, combine the ground beef, onion, steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and Italian herb seasoning in a large bowl, being careful not to over-mix the meat. Divide the meat into 6 portions and shape each into a patty.
Grill the burgers over medium-high heat until done, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. When the burgers have about 2 minutes left to cook on the second side, spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of Chunky Pizza Sauce on top of each, and then top each with 1 oz of cheese. Cover the grill so the cheese melts.
Transfer the burgers onto the buns and sprinkle the parsley on top of the cheese and serve immediately.
Yield: 6 burgers.
Nutrition Information (per serving): 412 calories; 16.3 g. fat; 85 mg. cholesterol; 449 mg. sodium; 30.8 g. carbohydrate; 2 g. fiber; 35.2 g. protein
Result: These were DELICIOUS! The Chunky Pizza Sauce makes these burgers what they are, and it’s so simple to make. This meal comes together in about 20 minutes. We served the burgers with veggie skewers (bell pepper, zucchini, onion, mushrooms) that we also threw on the grill. If you love burgers…this is a twist on the traditional you must try! Enjoy![/print_this]
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