Hamburger Wellington

"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."
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  • 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.

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  1. duonyte
    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.
  2. Charlotte J
    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*
  3. Mommy Diva
    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 fits in wonderfully for my current diet plan. Thank you for sharing a tasty, quick anytime meal! *Made for Aussie Tag Nov. 2009*
  4. Sharon123
    I made this for my DH and he enjoyed it! It was a good way to get a little spinach into him too! Thanks!



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