Cajun Beef Burgers

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb beef, ground
  • 14
    teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 18
    teaspoon red pepper, ground
  • 1
    teaspoon garlic-flavored vegetable oil or 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4
    crusty hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted
  • 2 -4
    tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Sauce:
  • 2
    teaspoons garlic-flavored vegetable oil or 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1
    large Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    (14 1/2 ounce) can cajun-style stewed tomatoes
  • 12
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DIRECTIONS

  • To make sauce: In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and salt; cook and stir over low heat 10 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and thyme; bring to a broil.
  • Reduce heat; simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Meanwhile shape ground beef into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
  • Sprinkle both sides of patties with black pepper and red pepper; brush lightly with 1 teaspoon oil.
  • Heat large heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes.
  • Place patties in skillet; panbroil 10 to 12 minutes or until centers are no longer pink, turning once. Spoon approx.
  • 1/2 of sauce onto bottom halves or rolls; top with patties.
  • Spoon remaining sauce over patties; sprinkle with parsley.
  • Close with roll tops.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich). Tip: Mexican-style stewed tomatoes may be substituted for Cajun-style. To grill, place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals.
  • Grill uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes or until centers are no longer pink, turning once.
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