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February 20, 2015

Classic flavors with an international twist, this familiar yet exotic dish will comfort and excite at the same time.

  • Yields: 4 Servings



1 1/2 lbs ground beef (I use 90/10, but you should use your favorite ground beef)

1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 egg yolk

2 tbsp worcherstire sauce

1 tbsp steak sauce

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp ground mustard

2 tbsp grated parmesian cheese

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp kosher salt (or any coarse grain salt)


4 small lettuce leaves (butter, iceberg or green leaf)

1 beefsteak tomato, sliced

2 slices of yellow american cheese, cut into halves (leave at room temperature for easy melting)

4 pimento-stuffed green olives (for garnish)

4 Toufayan Mini Pitettes®, split open (or 8 unsplit Mini Pitettes®)



Combine all of the burger ingredients in a large bowl (it helps to mix the dry ingredients together first and add them to the wet ingredients as you stir, for better integration). For this, your clean hands are the best mixing tools.

Split the meat into 4 equal portions and shape each piece into a patty that is 1/2-inch-thick and a little wider than the Mini Pitettes®.

Using your thumb, make a 1-inch-wide indentation in the center of each patty in order to help the burgers cook more evenly.

Heat a grill pan, frying pan or outdoor grill to medium high (about 450°F to 550°F). When the grill is ready, use tongs to rub the grate with several layers of paper towels soaked in vegetable oil, or carefully drizzle the oil onto the hot pan.

Place the patties on the heat source, indentation-side up, and cook, making sure you do not press down on the patties, until grill marks appear on the bottom, about 3 minutes.

Flip each patty and cook until the patties are firm to the touch, about 3 more minutes.

Remove to a clean plate and let rest in a warm place for a few minutes.


Evenly coat each top and bottom Mini Pitette® with mayonnaise.

Place lettuce and tomato on each Mini Pitette® and top with a patty.

Lay a piece of softened cheese on to each patty and place a prepared Mini Pitette® on top.

Garnish with an olive and serve.

For a low fat alternative, use low fat beef or bison and low fat mayo with skim cheese. All the classic taste of an American burger, with a decidedly Mediterranean flair in a small but satisfying portion.


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