Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers
Contributed by: NAPSA
Grill Onions And Beef Once For Two Easy Meals
(NAPSA) - Fire up your grill to make two great meals at once. Make Grilled Onion Cheeseburgers one night and use the leftover onions and burgers to create a delicious pasta dish the next night. By prepping and grilling for two meals at a time, you'll save money and spend less time cooking.
Try these easy, time-saving recipes:
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 large yellow or white onions
- olive or canola oil
In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, thyme and minced garlic. Mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.
Slice onions into 1/2-inch thick slices; brush both sides with oil.
Place patties and onion slices on grate over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill patties, uncovered, 11-13 minutes turning occasionally to medium (160 F) doneness until no longer pink in center and juices show no pink color. Grill onions 15-20 minutes or until tender; turn occasionally and brush with oil. Season patties with salt and pepper, to taste.
About 1 minute before removing burgers from grill, put crumbled or shredded cheese (blue cheese, smoked mozzarella, goat cheese, feta, etc.) on 4 patties to melt.
Place cheese-topped burgers on bottom of hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls and top with 1/2 of grilled onions. Close sandwiches and serve.
Cover and refrigerate remaining 4 burgers and onions to use in "Meatballs" & Pasta with Grilled Onions & Fresh Tomato Sauce.
"Meatballs" & Pasta With Grilled Onions & Fresh Tomato Sauce
- 4 leftover grilled burgers
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Leftover grilled onion slices, cut in half
- 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 1/2 cups uncooked regular or whole wheat penne pasta
- Salt and pepper
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
Cut each burger into 6 equal pieces. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat; add burger pieces, onions and tomatoes. Cook 8-10 minutes or until burgers are heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in basil, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Add beef mixture; toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with cheese, as desired.
Makes 4 servings
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Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings