VISN 2: Veterans' Wellness, Summer 2012
||Add Some Sizzle — Gourmet Pizza Burgers
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 pound lean ground beef
1 whole wheat French baguette, cut into four sections
2 tablespoons pesto sauce
(from jar is fine)
Mix burger ingredients in a small bowl, adding ground beef last. you can use your fingers, but don’t overwork the meat. Shape into four elongated patties to fit the bread portions. Cover and refrigerate the burgers until ready to cook.
Heat two-sided contact grill to high. Add burgers and set timer for 4 minutes. if using broiler or a onesided indoor or outdoor grill, cook each side for 3 to 5 minutes. for all cooking methods, check patties with an instant-read meat thermometer inserted horizontally. they’re done at 160 f.
You can warm the bread and spread with pesto sauce while the burgers are cooking. optional garnishes to add color (but not too many calories) include: roasted red peppers, black olives, pine nuts, fresh tomatoes and lettuce.
Each serving contains about 393 calories; 18 grams fat; 22 grams carbohydrate; 29 grams protein; 4 grams fiber; 319 milligrams sodium.
|Value for Vets Coupon
Redeemable for one Free item from the list below at the Veterans Canteen Service food court at the Albany Stratton, Batavia, Bath, Buffalo, Canandaigua and Syracuse VA Medical Centers. enjoy a 12-oz. coffee, 16-oz. soda, bottle of water, bag of chips, hash browns, sausage biscuit, egg biscuit, baked potato, hot dog or grilled cheese sandwich.
One coupon per enrolled Veteran. Compliments of Veterans Canteen Service. Expires 8/31/2012
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