Goat cheese-stuffed hamburgers with two-olive spread

Yield: 1 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 pounds Ground sirloin
1 tablespoon Finely chopped fresh basil
3 ounces Fresh goat cheese
6 Kaiser rolls; split and lightly
; toasted
¾ cup Two-Olive Spread; (recipe follows)
6 Leaves lettuce such as romaine or
; red-leaf
6 slices Beefsteak tomato
20 Kalamata olives; pitted, rinsed, and
; drained
20 Green olives; pitted, rinsed, and
; drained
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ Peeled red bell pepper; chopped
1 tablespoon Capers; rinsed, and drained
2 tablespoons Finely chopped Italian parsley
⅛ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons Olive oil
1 tablespoon Lemon zest

TWO-OLIVE SPREAD

In a bowl, combine the ground sirloin and basil and mix well. Shape into 6 thick patties. Make a pocket in the center of each patty, fill each pocket with 1 tablespoon of the goat cheese, and cover with the meat. Press into patties ¾ inch thick.

Heat grill pan or saute pan over medium-high heat. Spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray, and add the burgers. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on the first side, flip, and cook 4 to 6 minutes on the second side for medium-rare, or until desired doneness.

To serve, place the burgers on the toasted bun halves and top each burger with 2 tablespoons of the olive spread. Top with lettuce and tomato and finish with the top of the bun. TWO-OLIVE SPREAD:

In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the olives, chopped pepper, capers, parsley, and cayenne pepper and process until coarsely chopped. Then use on-off pulses while slowly adding the olive oil until it is absorbed. Taste for seasoning. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

ADVANCED PREPARATION:

Can be prepared up to 1 week ahead, covered, and refrigerated.

Converted by MC_Buster.

Per serving: 2792 Calories (kcal); 225g Total Fat; (73% calories from fat); 171g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 627mg Cholesterol; 2698mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 24½ Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; ½ Fruit; 30 ½ Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates Recipe by: COOKING LIVE PRIMETIME SHOW #CP0025 Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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