Use a knife and fork to carve into this tasty open-faced burger. Start with an English muffin, then add a seasoned beef patty and top with sautéed onions and mushrooms for a memorable weeknight dinner.
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
2 (8-ounce) packages presliced mushrooms
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground round
2 English muffins, split and toasted
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook for 5 minutes or until golden. Add mushrooms and salt; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add vinegar; remove mixture from pan. Set aside.
Combine the paprika and the next 4 ingredients (paprika through black pepper). Divide the ground round into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Coat patties with spice mixture. Grill patties 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place burgers on muffin halves, and top each burger with 1/4 cup onion mixture.
We enjoyed this basic, family-style recipe, but I used ALL the seasoning for just two burgers and was glad I did. I also added an extra Tsp. of vinegar and probably should have added one more. We ate this on toasted rye bread with a slice of swiss cheese and for sides, browned potatoes and steamed broccolini. I did find it a bit dry and next time will follow advice to add beef stock.
We loved this. Used the balsamic but also added Worcestershire sauce. I mixed seasoned salt and pepper into the beef, as well as some beef broth (because we used extra lean). A little fresh Mozzarella and it was perfect!
Made to recipe with few minor changes. Added some low-sodium beef broth to the lean ground round to bring up the juicy factor. Used fresh thyme for the burger rub & topped the cooked patties with a slice of low-fat swiss cheese. Everything worked really well together -- a good burger. Served with corn on the cob.
very good,I made the dish step by step and it was great. My husband and I were looking for good low cal meals and this will be a mainstay. I made oven fried french fries to go with burgers. A great meal for 450 calories for both dishes.
Very tasty for a quick weeknight meal. I used Worcestershire sauce - but I'm sure balsamic vinegar would be equally tasty. As some of the other posters mentioned, I mixed the seasonings in with the beef before cooking. Used extra lean ground beef -but probably a little juicier with ground round.
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