Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Italian Burger

Don't you get tired of the same 'ole thing?! 
I know that I have told y'all about my love-hate relationship with left-overs; my taste buds get SO bored!
However, I love something fast and easy!  
I admit that occasionally during the week we have hamburgers, because we just run out of time or get home from work late.
With this recipe, 
I put a new spin on the old hamburger.
  1. Set your oven to broil.  Place burgers on a broiler pan, and add salt & pepper to your liking.  Broil for 15-20 minutes.  The timing will depend on how thick your burgers are and how you like your burgers cooked.  My burgers are about 1.5 inches thick and I like mine cooked medium so it takes me about 19 minutes.
  2. While the burgers are cooking, saute quartered cremini mushrooms and sliced salami.  I cook mine together in my cast iron skillet and the flavors of this step make the burger.
  3. Toss some spinach (or arugula) in some balsamic vinaigrette.  I know this is not very specific, but that just leaves you some room to make this recipe your own.  Have fun!
  4. Toast your buns- burger buns that is ;-) and spread fresh, fat-free ricotta on the bottom bun.
  5. When the burgers are done, you can start layering.  From bottom to top: bun, spread ricotta, burger, salami & mushrooms, spinach, bun.
  6. Dig in!!!
This should take you only 25 minutes to prepare, and about 1 minute to devour.  I promise you that as this is cooking your mouth will start watering.  Not only is this a fast & delicious recipe, but it is also pretty affordable.

Now there is nothing boring to the taste buds about this burger!

What tricks do you have to spice up boring, over-used recipe?
xoxo Darby


The Heights Life! said...

YUM!! I'm starving now, lol! I should give this burger a go soon!

Shatzi @ Love and Laundry said...

Yummy!! These sound delish!!
And pretty easy to make.

Meg Cady said...

We Should all have a dinner party!!
These looks so yummy. I have such a love for burgers! Totally gonna have to try this one!

Sarah said...

sounds delish! we're always looking for new burger recipes- we'll have to give this one a try

Sarah said...

Yum! I've never broiled my burgers, I will have to try that!

Joy said...

Hmmm.... I wonder how these will taste on the grill?!?!

sherri lynn said...

Oh this looks good! I do get tired of the same old stuff so this is a perfect mixing it up recipe!

Susan Fleming said...

looks and sounds so yummie i will try maybe this weekend

Kristin said...

DELISH! I'm always up for a new spin on an old favorite! And how brilliant is tossing the greens in a dressing before building your burger...you could do that with ANY dressing! My gears are turning.... :-)

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