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The CC Burger

The CC Burger
YIELDS
4 servings

I gave my burger an Italian twist by adding lots of pecorino cheese and Italian herbs to the hamburger mixture and piling on the sauteed mushrooms and garlic. Adding tomato juice to the meat mixture helps to keep it moist during cooking. Yield is 8 servings.

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Ingredients

Mushrooms

1
Tbsp olive oil
1
clove garlic, minced
½
lb(s) mixed mushrooms such as shiitakes, cremini and button, wipe clean and sliced (125 grams)
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Burgers

½
lb(s) ground beef
½
lb(s) ground veal
1
large egg
cup grated pecorino cheese
¼
cup chopped fresh parsley
¼
cup chopped fresh basil
1
clove garlic, minced
Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
6
Tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
½
cup tomato juice
1 ½
Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
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Directions

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Step 2

Add garlic and cook for one minute.

Step 3

Add the mushrooms and saute until golden and cooked, about 6 minutes.

Step 4

Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside.

Step 5

Combine ground meats in a large bowl.

Step 6

Add eggs, cheese, parsley, basil, garlic and salt and pepper.

Step 7

With your hands, blend the ingredients together.

Step 8

Add breadcrumbs to mixture.

Step 9

Slowly add the tomato juice, a bit at a time, until mixture is moist.

Step 10

Add Worcestershire sauce.

Step 11

Form into 4 patties.

Step 12

Heat a grill on medium high.

Step 13

Cook the burgers until charred on the outside and just cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes per side, melting a slice of gouda on each during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Step 14

Serve the patties on the toasted buns topped with the mushrooms, the onion slices, the tomato slices, and your choice of condiments on the side.

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