Becker Burgers Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds lean ground chuck...

October 25, 2006

Becker Burgers

Serves 4

1 1/2 pounds lean ground chuck

2 tablespoons olive oil

black pepper to taste

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons port

several drops hot-pepper sauce

Form meat into 4 equal-size burgers about 3/4 -inch thick.

Heat the olive oil in heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook the other side for 4 minutes for medium rare.

Sprinkle generously with pepper. Add the soy sauce, port and hot-pepper sauce.

Remove the skillet from the heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve as an open-faced sandwich over whole-wheat toast with pan juices poured over the burgers.

From "Joy of Cooking," 2006

Per serving: 275 calories, 34 grams protein, 14 grams fat, 4 grams saturated fat, 1 gram carbohydrate, 0 grams fiber, 88 milligrams cholesterol, 732 milligrams sodium

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