Monday, March 16, 2009

Beef & Cheddar Bread Sandwich

Servings: 2-4

  • Cheddar Cheese Loaf Bread - 1, cut into 1 inch thick slices
  • Italian/ Flat leaf parsley - 1/2 cup, roughly chopped
  • Tomato - 2, sliced
  • Ketchup - as needed

  • For the beef burgers:
  • Ground Beef - 1 lb (450 gms)
  • Jalapeno - 1, finely diced
  • Onion - 1/2 small, finely diced
  • Italian Seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Breadcrumbs- 1/2 cup
  • Salt - to taste, (account for the saltiness of the soy sauce)
  • 1. In a bowl, mix in all the ingredients for the burgers. Work the meat with your hands quite roughly so that the meat sticks to your hand. Form them into 1 cm thick flat disks. The recipe yields 4 patties.
  • 2. On a baking/cookie sheet spray some oil. Place the beef burgers on the tray. Broil them for 3-5 min, till cooked through or to your preference of rare/well done. Take the tray out and flip the burgers with a thin spatula. Broil for couple more minutes on this side. Let it rest for 3-4 min.
  • 3. Meanwhile, toast the sliced Cheddar breads till crispy. The baked in cheese will melt inside while the outside of the bread will be crunchy.
  • 4. Assemble the sandwich as follows, first place couple of slices of tomato on the toasted bread, topped with a layer of the chopped parsley, place hot beef burger on top of the parsley. The heat from the burgers will wilt the parsley and make the sandwiches very fragrant. Add some ketchup and top with another slice of the bread. Your sandwich is done.
  • 5. You can serve the sandwiches like this or, if you have a Panini/sandwich presser, press the whole sandwich to get the charred press marks and serve.


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