Tonight's Feingold dinner was really yummy...pizza burgers, italian mozzarella salad & homemade french fries...YUMMY
4 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
8 oz mushrooms, steamed and sliced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp dried oregano
pepper to taste
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
4 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced
4 hamburger buns
Preheat grill to high.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
Drain grease from pan, leaving a little to sauté the mushrooms(I chopped my mushrooms up small) . Reduce heat to medium, add mushrooms and sauté until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, oregano, and salt and pepper and cook, stirring continuously, 1 minute more. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and allow to cool.
When mushroom mixture is cool enough to handle, add meat and mix, using your hands, just until combined (do not over mix). Form into patties (one per serving).
Grill burgers, turning once, 5-6 minutes per side. Make sure meat is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the center. During the last minute of grilling, top each burger with a slice of cheese.
Italian Mozzarella Salad
1/2 head of romaine lettuce, washed and torn
1 tomato, cored and sliced
2.25 oz can of sliced olives, drained
4 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup prepared italian dressing
Place salad ingredients in a medium bowl, toss with enough dressing to coat and serve.
VERDICT: very good, even my mushroom hating child loved the burger (I didn't tell him there was mushrooms in it). It was moist, juicy and there was no one asking "where's the beef" LOL the salad was a nice change also from traditional salad with the olives and mozzarella.