Ready in less than 30 minutes, open-faced burgers feature garlic-buttered bread and a bit of blue cheese.
cloves garlic, finely chopped
cup butter or margarine
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
lb lean (at least 85%) ground beef
tablespoons Montreal steak grill seasoning
cup blue cheese crumbles (4 oz)
diagonal slices (1 inch thick) French bread
cups loosely packed baby salad greens
In 8-inch skillet, cook garlic in butter over low heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until garlic is tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Remove from heat.
Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix beef and grill seasoning. Shape mixture into 8 oval patties, 1/2 inch thick.
Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Remove from grill to platter; top with cheese. Place bread on grill. Cover; cook 2 to 4 minutes, turning once, until lightly toasted.
Spread one side of each toasted bread slice with butter mixture. Top bread slices with salad greens and burgers.
Shape the oval burgers slightly larger than the slices of French bread. They tend to shrink slightly as they cook.
Use your favorite small salad greens. Baby arugula or spinach provides a slightly bitter flavor that goes well with the grill flavor and blue cheese.
Grill seasonings are found with the other spices in the baking section of the grocery store. They are salt and pepper mixtures with other herbs and spices added.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- 1 1/2g
- 1 1/2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.