Created by: Derf
Recipe #2666 | Created on November 16, 2011
Categories: Comfort Food, Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Sauce, Beef, Ground Beef, Vegetables, Carrot, North American, Pacific Northwest, Pacific Rim, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kid Pleaser, Birthday, Brunch, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Game/Sports Day, July 4th, Labor Day, St. Patrick's day, Summer, Winter, Weeknight Meals, Oven Bake, Stove Top, High Protein, Water (more)
Mozzarella Sauced Spicy Burgers
"Tounge tingling cheesy burger with a spicy mushroom sauce."
- 1 pound beef, minced (extra lean is best)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 cup onion,, chopped
- 1 cup fresh carrot, grated (about 1 large)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon cayene pepper, divided
- 1 (7 1/2 ounce) can pizza sauce, I used hot and spicy
- 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
- 2 to 3 teaspoons cornstarch
- 3 teaspoons water
- 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
- Hamburger buns (4 buns)
What You Will Need
No special items needed.
Preheat oven to 400f degrees. Slice bun in half and place on non stick cookie tray; top each half with cheese slices; set aside.
In a large bowl combine beef, soy sauce, onions, carrots, egg, fennel seeds, ginger, cumin, coriander and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, mix well. Separate meat mixture into 4 portions and form into burgers; place on wire rack in an oven roaster; bake for 30 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
While burgers are cooking make the cheese sauce in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat; combine pizza sauce, mushrooms and parsley, bring to simmer; add all of the shredded cheese and the other quarter teaspoon of cayenne. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Make a slurry of the cornstarch and the water; add to cheese mixture while stirring, simmer until thickened about 5 or 6 minutes.
When the burgers have cooked for 20 minutes, place the tray of cheese topped buns in the oven with them, to toast and melt the cheese slices.
To assemble:. Place burger on bottom half of the cheesed bun, spoon sauce over the burger and top with the other half of the cheesed bun. Serve with a green salad or oven fries.
- Serving Size: 1 (354.8 g)
- Calories 804.1
- Total Fat - 57.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 23.2 g
- Cholesterol - 210.4 mg
- Sodium - 3482 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 25.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
- Sugars - 9.3 g
- Protein - 47.4 g
- Calcium - 581.1 mg
- Iron - 3.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
- Thiamin - 1 mg