The ultimate american 'skyscraper'

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1⅓ kilograms American chuck steak; (3lbs)
4 \N Cloves garlic chopped
\N \N Salt and pepper
125 grams Unsalted butter; (4 1/2oz)
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh thyme
\N \N Salt and pepper to taste
1 large Onion; peeled, halved and
\N \N ; cut thinly
100 grams Gorgonzola cheese; (4oz)
12 slices Italian country style bread
½ tablespoon Toasted sesame seeds
\N \N Olive oil
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
6 \N Ripe vine red tomatoes
1 \N Garlic clove
6 \N Green bell peppers; (cut in 1/4 and
\N \N ; peeled)
6 \N Green tomatoes; (halved)
½ \N Green chilli; seeds removed and
\N \N ; sliced
1 tablespoon White wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Olive oil
½ tablespoon Honey
\N \N Salt and pepper




Mix the mince meat with the garlic and seasoning and shape into 18 x 8cm rounds.

Place the butter ingredients into the food processor and blend until smooth, roll in cling film and keep in fridge until needed.

Grate the cheese and cut the bread into 18 x 8 cm rounds. Slice the tomatoes into thin slices.

Press a little butter on to each burger and grill for approximately 3-4 minutes each side.

Brush the bread with the olive oil and griddle to mark and flavour it.

Fry the onions on the griddle and de-glaze with the vinegar until tender, season well.

Construct the skyscraper by placing one of the burgers onto a flat peice of bread then add onions and tomatoes then another piece of bread, another burger and more onions and tomatoes followed by the cheese. Melt the cheese under the grill and top with the piece of bread sprinkled with sesame seeds and skewer with an American flag.

To make relish:

Roast the garlic and peppers until tender. The garlic and peppers need 30 minutes and the tomatoes only 10.

Either using a food processor, or a fork in a bowl, mash the above into a paste and fold in the honey olive oil, chilli and the vinegar. Season well and keep in a covered container in the fridge.

Converted by MC_Buster.

Per serving: 484 Calories (kcal); 38g Total Fat; (66% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 32g Carbohydrate; 91mg Cholesterol; 392mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 5½ Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 7 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Converted by MM_Buster v2.0n.

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