|Julian's Pizza Burger|
Ingredients (makes 4 large burgers)
1 pound, lean ground beef and pork
1 egg, slightly beaten
dash A-1 steak sauce
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1 cloves minced garlic
or teaspoon ground dry garlic
1 tablespoon dried onion
or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh shallot
1 tablespoon dry chopped parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
pinch of salt and a few fresh grinds of pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can pizza sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella or mixed cheese
Mix together all of the burger ingredients (on the above up to but not including the vegetable oil). When well blended, form into burger patties. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
In a non-stick skillet, heat the oil until hot and add the burgers. Fry on one side for 3-4 minutes until browned. Turn and brown the second side. Add the pizza sauce around the burgers and let them cook in the sauce for 10-15 minutes, until they are cooked through and the sauce is flavored by the meat drippings. Spoon the sauce over the burgers periodically. During the last few minutes of cooking, spoon on some sauce and top each burger with cheese. Cook covered a few minutes until cheese melts.
While the burgers are cooking in the sauce, lightly oil and toast the buns in a 350F oven for 5 minutes. Place the burgers on the toasted buns and serve.