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quick and easy, great grilled or broiled, taste and look like the ones in specialty gourmet cafes - even better. recipe makes four large burgers. any ground beef that is at least 80% fat free would be fine to use.


1 large beaten egg
1 pound ground sirloin
1/2 cup crushed pretzels
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 tablespoon grey poupon
1/4 cup sutter home merlot
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack
2 ripe avocados mashed
1 teaspoon virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
dash of cayenne
eight thick slices of toasted french bread
mesclun greens
diced tomatoes


beat egg in large mixing bowl. add in and mix well the ground sirloin, pretzels, onion, grey poupon, melot and pepper. make 4 thin patties about 4 inches in diameter; in center of patties put equal amound of shredded cheese. make 4 more thin patties and place over the cheese patties; seal the edges by patting patties together. Grill or broil using medium high heat. mash two ripe avocados with olive oil, lime juice, lime rind and cayenne. place cooked burgers on toasted french bread slices, spread avocado mixture onto burgers, top with mesclun greens and diced tomatoes. top with remaining slices of bread.


recipe takes about 30 minutes to complete. sandwiches may be garnished with greens skewed on toothpicks and inserted to keep the sandwiches together. this is pretty much a complete meal that may be served with a potato or fruit side dish along with a favorite cold beverage or wine.