A few weeks ago I was able to go to New York City for the debut of Essential Everyday™, SUPERVALU’s newest private label line of products. If you are not familiar with SUPERVALU, in our city, they are the parent company of Shop ‘n Save and Save-a-Lot.
While I was there I was able to try the most incredible foods and I was even able to attend an event with Antonia Lofaso whom you may know from Bravo’s hit show, “Top Chef.”
Antonia was amazing and the food was melt in your mouth delicious.. So, this week I thought I would share with you a few ideas for your 4th of July dinners and/or appetizers.. This recipe has not been released yet so you are sure to turn heads with these Aged Cheddar and Gruyere Mini-Burgers with Cajun Mayo from Antonia Lofaso’s new book The Busy Mom’s Cookbook, which will be released in August.
Aged Cheddar and Gruyere Mini-Burgers with Cajun Mayo
Featured in The Busy Mom’s Cookbook by Antonia Lofaso
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Amount: 12 mini-burgers
1½ pounds 80% lean ground sirloin
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley (either curly or flat leaf)
1 tablespoon chopped marjoram or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
-pinch of Essential Everyday™ Ground Black Pepper (about ¼ teaspoon)
3 Essential Everyday Deli Style Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices, cut into quarters
3 Gruyere or Essential Everyday Swiss Cheese Slices, cut into quarters
2 tablespoons Essential Everyday Peanut Oil, optional
12 Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced
1 teaspoon dried Cajun seasoning
½ cup Essential Everyday Mayonnaise
- lettuce leaves, tomato slices and onion slices, for garnish
1. Preheat the grill on high. In a large bowl, combine the ground sirloin, parsley, marjoram or oregano or Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, just until the mixture is well blended. Shape it into twelve equal-size burger patties.
2. Grill the burgers on high heat with the grill top open. For medium burgers, cook them for 2½ minutes on one side. Flip the burgers and grill for another 2½ minutes. Flip the burgers again and top with one piece of Cheddar and one piece of Gruyere or Swiss cheese.
3. In a small bowl, combine the Cajun seasoning and mayonnaise. Blend well, then brush the buns with the mixture. Assemble the burgers on the buns and top with lettuce, tomato and onion.
Note: If you don’t have a grill, the burgers can be cooked in a 10-inch nonstick pan. Heat the peanut oil on high. Cook the patties for 3 to 3½ minutes on each side for medium burgers.