By Lorac on May 09, 2003
Photo by under12parsecs
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"Boston's North End is famous for it's Italian markets, restaurants and saint's day weekend festivals and I miss it so much! I was thrilled to find "The North End Italian Cookbook" by Marguerite Buonopane."
Serving Size: 1 (133 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Lorac, this was wonderful. I just adore balsamic vinegar and in this recipe it beautifully counters the richness of the parmesan cheese, egg yolks, butter and cream. I doubled the sauce ingredients, added lightly sauteed sliced mushrooms, and served the dish over freshly cooked pasta, garnished with a little chopped parsley. A dish fit for a king!"
"What a way to make ground beef taste gourmet! This is spectacular! I followed the directions as written, but served the pattie on a large piece of garlic toast with the sauce drizzled over. My DD was standing next to me while it cooked drooling, she could not wait for it to be done. The patties are fantastic, and the sauce is heavenly. This will be made often in our house. A definite MUST TRY recipe!"
"This recipe got the ultimate compliment! The BF asked "What is this called?" When I told him and asked why he wanted to know, he said "because its pretty good" (that is major!!) At first I thought the 1 cup of cheese was tooooo much. Now that I am eating these, I understand why there is so much! The patties are very tasty and even kind of gooey with cheese. I was a little leery of balsamic vinegar and cream but it works very well! I used vadalia onions and they were perfect in this recipe!Thanks for expanding my horizons!"
"Made this again tonight and it was still great. Like DayDream, doubled sauce for serving over Texas Toast. Thanks again for sharing."
"Grilled the patties & finished in the oven. Husband said how much he liked dinner 3 times. That says it all. Thanks Lorac."
"GREAT! My dh, two sons and their friend were here for supper, doubled recipe and there is nothing left. The cheese was great. As suggested, I did add mushrooms to the sauce. Next time I think I will add some garlic to the meat. WILL make again."
"My Dh said this was one of the greatest meals I've made,guess that says it all!!! Thanks for sharing this."
"Loved the flavour the parmesan gave the patties and the sauce is just fantastic. Another favourite for Hubby. Even my 2yo loved the patties."
"Another happy reviewer here, these are delicious, I really love the flavours that balsamic vinegar gives to food and this is no exception. Very tasty."
"This recipe elevates the hamburger patty to fine dining. WOW, is about all I can think of to say. The meat was tender and the fresh parmesan adds a wonderful flavor. The sauce, which is the icing on the cake so to speak, is creamy and wonderfully tangy. The entire family thought this was very special so thanks from all of us."
"This was really, really good...and so easy to make! Didn't change a thing, as it was perfect the way it was written. Thank you for the wonderful recipe!"
"One simple word: WOW!!! This is definately "comfort food" morphed light-speed into elegance! I'm trying to stick to a low carb diet, and this recipe caught my eye! I loved the "tangy" bite the balsamic vinegar added to the sauce. The patties alone could stand alone..tender and full of flavor. It's the sauce, however that sends these babies out into the stratosphere! No hamburger bun needed for this one!"
"This was an excellent dish. With the small additions of italian seasoning and garlic to the beef, this incredible combination of flavors was mindblowing. I absolutely loved the flavor from the balsamic cream sauce, and found that the parmesan cheese was a great flavor. Served over garlic Texas Toast, with sauteed onions and a large portion of the sauce topping the patties, I found myself easily putting down three of these extremely delicious, flavorful, and pallate-pleasing sandwiches. A definite hit, and something I will have to enjoy again!"
"Very good! I doubled the sauce. The patties were very tender and delicious."
"This is a beautiful and (for me) unexpected pairing with the sweet cream, tangy balsamic and tender beef patty. I added some mushrooms with the onions and served the patties over butter-toasted bread to soak up all the lovely cream sauce. Thank you for a wonderful and easy dinner!"
"After reading all the good reviews, I am very disappointed. The sauce tasted really vinegar-y to me. No one will eat it."
"We loved this dish.....I doubled sauce and added mushrooms as well :)
I will make again! :) Thank you for the recipe"
"Made this for dinner last night. The patties were very tender and juicy, and the sauce was tasty. I thought the patties tasted too parmesan cheesy but, my man loved them. I didn't have heavy cream and substituted lowfat milk, additional butter and a teaspoon of cornstarch to help thicken the sauce. My man thought the dish was a little too "fatty" but, was still something I'd make again (I'll probably use real heavy cream next time). Thanks for a nice change to the standard ground beef recipes. Easy enough to make a weeknight feel special."
"I used ground turkey and double the sauce, well sort of; I doubled the cream and onion, the rest I kept the same. Make sure and use a really good aged balsamic vinegar. Wonderful recipe!!!"