Monday, March 18, 2013

Open-face Italian Burger...this is a delicious, quick dinner that your family will love :)

Open-face Italian Burgers

1 ½ pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey

¼ cup your favorite marinara sauce

½ cup oatmeal

1 teaspoon each of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and salt & pepper

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

4 large portabella mushroom halves

1tablespoon olive oil

4 thick slices French bread

2 cups marinara sauce

4 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese

In a bowl combine meat, ¼ cup marinara, oatmeal, seasonings, mustard and Worcestershire sauce well.  Make 4 patties all equal in size.  Wipe the mushrooms clean and rub with the olive oil and a little salt and pepper.  Grill the patties 4 minutes on each side.  Remove from the grill and cover with foil.  Place the mushrooms on the grill and cook 2 minutes on each side.  Broil the French bread on one side in an oven.  Now for the assembly:  Place toasted bread on a large baking sheet.  Place a burger on each bread slice, top with a mushroom, cover mushroom with marinara then place cheese slice on top of marinara.  Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.  Watch carefully J  This is delicious with a nice salad.


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