Happy 4th of July! This is what I made for lunch today... hamburgers, coleslaw, and a vanilla milkshake... so 4th of July-ish! Holidays are SO fun.
1 lb. ground chuck (ex. lean ground beef or ground bison)
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dried oregano
1/3 c grated mozzarella cheese
2 oz. fresh mushrooms, diced
½ lg onion, chopped
1/3 c diced fresh tomatoes (Don't skip these. It's what makes these burgers juicy.)
Place ground beef into a bowl. Sprinkle with seasonings and cheese. Sauté mushrooms until softened and onions are translucent but not browned. Add tomatoes to soften towards the end of cooking time. Add to ground beef and mix well. Form into patties and cook in pan until done. Serve on whole-grain bun that has been buttered and toasted upside-down in skillet until lightly brown and crusty or wrap burger inside a Boston lettuce leaf. Note: One time I didn't have any tomatoes so I added salsa and diced dill pickles. The additions are keepers.