Friday, December 12, 2014

Swiss Burgers in Tomato Gravy

This is a great recipe that I found on Pinterest a while back (I get most of my new recipes from there.. cookbooks are sooo 1990s haha) that looked interesting but I was a bit hesitant because of my kids. It turned out to be a complete hit with the family and will definitely be making a repeat appearance on our dinner table in the future.

First, I admit, NOT my picture.. For some reason, when I take pictures of food, it has a strange color cast ( I think because of my plates) and looks weird and very unappealing.. lol

Okay, so here's what you need:

1.5 lbs of ground beef or turkey
1 large egg (slightly beaten)
2 cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 medium white onion
1 chicken bullion cube
6 slices of Swiss cheese
salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil (optional)

First, in a large bowl, stir together ground meat, egg, salt and pepper. Divide this mixture into six even portions and form into patties.

Cook patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until browned. (If you're using turkey, you might want to use just a bit of oil to keep from sticking.)

Remove patties, reserving drippings. Sauté onion in hot drippings 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, bouillon, and 1/2 cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbly.

Return patties to skillet; spoon tomato mixture over patties. Cover and cook 15 minutes; uncover and cook 5 minutes. Place 1 cheese slice on each patty. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Sprinkle with basil, if desired.

 This goes great with a nice salad, steamed green beans or a potato.. We did much like the picture above, using some fresh new potatoes we had gotten from our CSA box.  Cut the potatoes in quarters and in a bowl mix with salt, pepper and a bit of olive oil.. Spread them out on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes at 425*F or until fork tender.. 

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