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Not your ordinary cheese burger & fries

Happy Friday to all!

I’m seemingly always looking for new and out-of-the-box ways of preparing standard culinary favs.  The American classic cheese burger & fries, my dear friends, is not off-limits!

Here’s my gourmet approach to ‘outside’ thinking on a classic weekend combination Enjoy!

Here’s what you need for two (2) servings:

-2 hot of the grill/pan self-prepared burger patties (ground turkey, chuck/sirloin, lamb, etc.).

-2 slices of grilled wheat French bread per serving (yes, it’s open-faced!).

*to grill bread- spray both sides with butter flavored cooking spray and grill or pan griddle until edges are toasty.  You can also toast the bread in the oven.

– 1 cup mushrooms, sliced.

– 1/2 medium-sized onion, sliced.

– Dijamayo (mix one part dijon mustard with 2 parts real mayo).

– 1 tbsp of real or vegan butter. 

– No-stick cooking spray.

– Bottle of red wine- preferably Merlot.

– Feta cheese crumbles (shown in pic above) or your favorite burger side.

– 1 bag of  Snapea Crisps (found at my favorite store Trader Joe’s or at your local Kroger/Publix grocers).

Here’s what you do:  

(Pre-heat oven to BROIL)

1- Prepare Dijamayo, set aside

2- In a pan on medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray and melt butter until sizzling.  Add in onions & mushrooms.

3- When onions become translucent, add 1/4 cup red wine, 1 tsp salt/pepper.  Turn heat down to medium allowing wine to reduce and mushroom/onion mixture to become caramelized (this should take between 10-12 minutes).  Mixture will be thick in consistency and burgundy in color.  Remove from heat.

4- Toast 1 slice of bread per serving.

5- Spread Dijamayo on toasted bread.

6- Layer burger patty, caramelized mushrooms/onion mix, and crumbled feta.

7- Place completed burger under broiler for approximately 1 minute- CHECKING every 15 seconds for browning of feta.

8- Remove completed burger from broiler and plate.  Drizzle w/ olive oil. 

9- Grab a handful of Snapea Crisps (or your favorite burger side) and plate.

10- Find a good spot on the couch in front of the tube and dig in! (Fork and knife are optional 🙂 )

Make it a Great Burger&Fries Tasting Day!

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