These mouthwatering burgers are adapted from the meat loaf recipe of Rosa Paris of Toronto. Rosa is from the small town of Modugno in southern Italy, and this burger reflects the rich flavours of her native cuisine.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2005
- 1/2 pkg (300 g) frozen spinach leaves thawed
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup dry Italian bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 lb lean ground beef or veal
- 2 slices ham
- 2 slices provolone cheese
In bowl, combine thawed spinach and half each of the garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
In large bowl, beat egg; stir in bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and remaining garlic, salt and pepper. Add veal; mix just until combined.
Place ham on cutting board; top each slice with 1 slice cheese, then half of the spinach mixture. Roll up; cut in half. Shape veal mixture into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties around ham roll-ups. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.)
Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160?F (71?C), about 15 minutes.
Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about
- Sodium 856 mg
- Protein 33 g
- Calories 293.0
- Total fat 14 g
- Cholesterol 157 mg
- Saturated fat 7 g
- Total carbohydrate 7 g
- Iron 14.0
- Folate 20.0
- Calcium 20.0
- Vitamin A 25.0
- Vitamin C 8.0