Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Obama Burger

There is a reason for the name of this burger, and I'm not going to be taking a political stance (not really) on this blog, so don't worry.

Do you remember back to the 2008 election when John McCain was running against Barack Obama.  Remember how people decided to run an attack campaign against Obama just because of the lettuce he eats?  I remember when that all unfolded and I remember thinking how there are plenty of faults that are far more significant with every politician, so we probably shouldn't waste our time on his/her veg choice.
That being said, I wasn't much of an arugula fan either.

But then it grew on me, and when you soak it in sweet balsamic vinegar and when it's laying on top of a grilled burger and melted mozzarella, it gets significantly better.

OBAMA BURGER (serves 4)
1 lb. ground beef
salt & pepper
2 c. arugula
1/4 c. balsamic vinaigrette
4 slices mozzarella
1 tomato
toasted ciabatta

1.  Combine arugula and balsamic vinaigrette (you could also just mix in balsamic and olive oil).  Let sit while burgers are cooking.

2.  Mix together ground beef, salt and pepper.  Cook on a grill/griddle until cooked through.  When burgers are almost done cooking, add mozzarella and cook covered until melted.

3.  Top burgers with a thick slice of tomato and 1/4 c. arugula mixture.  Serve on toasted ciabatta.

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