(POSTED: June 30, 2010)
MUFFLETTA-STYLE INSIDE OUT SIRLOIN CHEESEBURGERS
When is something as delicious as sirloin steak not a sirloin steak? When it's a sumptuous Sirloin Steak Burger of course! Steak Burgers are packed with more flavour than just what's on top! With fresh ground Round, Chuck or Sirloin from your local grocer, it's easy to make these signature burgers at home. The cheese here goes underground for easier grill management and burgers so delicious – from the inside OUT.
1 lb (500g) Lean ground Beef Sirloin
1 clove garlic, minced
½ cup (125 mL) shredded provolone cheese
1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped pitted green olives
¼ cup (50 mL) EACH bread crumbs and minced onion
2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp (mL) dried Italian seasoning
1.Combine beef, egg, garlic, cheese, olives, bread crumbs, onion, Worcestershire sauce and seasoning in bowl.
2. Divide meat into 6 portions. Form into 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick patties. Make a thumb-print depression in centre of each patty (to prevent rounding while they grill). Make ahead: Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour or up to 1 day.
3. Grill over medium heat on preheated, oiled grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side, testing doneness with a digital instant read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty to ensure patties are cooked to 160˚F (71˚C). Top with Melted Mushrooms and Onions (if desired).
Tasty Topping (optional): Pan fry 1 green pepper (slivered) in nonstick pan with 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil until just softened. Stir in 1/2 cup (125 mL) slivered thinly sliced summer sausage; warm through. Toss with 1/2 cup (125 mL) sliced iceberg lettuce and 1/4 cup (50 mL) and Italian salad dressing.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional analysis per patty: 319 Calories, 20 g protein, 24 g fat, 8 g carbohydrate, 581 mg sodium
Good source of iron (19% DV) and excellent source of zinc (44% DV), 24% DV sodium.