Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is based on a recipe from George Foreman's book, Indoor Grilling Made Easy. His intro says, "These are more like hamburger panini, so the burgers are meant to be on the thinner side." I made mine on the George Foreman grill (somehow I've managed to collect about 3 of them in various sizes!); however, any panini maker would work, too. You can also adapt these for a flat griddle, preferably a grooved one, keeping in mind that where the instructions say "grill" you'll need to grill both sides of the patties and the sandwiches, adjusting cooking times accordingly.
- 8 slices white bread
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 slices swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)
- 1 cup Baby Spinach
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat the grill to high.
- Place bread slices on a clean work surface. Lightly butter one side and turn them over. Place cheese on 4 slices and cover the cheese with the spinach.
- Make four thin patties with the ground beef. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
- Grill the patties, in batches if necessary depending on the size of your grill, for about 3 minutes for medium-rare, or slightly longer for more well done.
- While maintaining the high heat on the grill, place the burgers on top of the spinach, and cover with the remaining bread slices, buttered side facing up.
- Grill the sandwiches until the cheese melts and the bread is golden brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Serve immediately -- on the good china.
This makes a really nice quick supper sandwich. I added some sauteed mushrooms, on top of the hamburger patty and under the cheese. I do have to admit that I used a frozen hamburger patty, which I like to keep around for nights like this, or for when I need just a little ground beef for something.
This was a nice combination of melted swiss and semi cooked spinach. You might want to cut up the spinach in step 2 or use a fork and knife a to eat this. Thus avoiding pulling out whole leaves with the hot melted cheese on them, when you take that first bite. I also used a George Foreman Grill in making these. I've never had a burger like this before but I will be making this again.This recipe was Recipe napped and made for the *Recipe Swap 20* game 2008 in the Aussie/NZ forum. Our group is Group 16, *Kangaroo Paw*
This is one of my fav quick meals for myself right now! I used my Foreman Grill as well...and used Laura's 4% lean beef...it fits in wonderfully for my current diet plan. Thank you for sharing a tasty, quick anytime meal! *Made for Aussie Tag Nov. 2009*