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Meat and veggie burgers with cheese sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Connie Veneracion

Ingredients

  • 500 grams ground pork (beef, chicken, turkey and lamb will work too)
  • 1 large white onion peeled
  • 1 large carrot peeled
  • 1 to 2 eggplants tops cut off
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary leaves only (or whatever herb you prefer)
  • 2 tablespoons fine bread crumbs
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Place the onion, carrot, eggplants and rosemary leaves in the food processor and chop finely. Mix with the ground meat and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Form into patties and grill or broil.
  • Make the cheese sauce. Over a double boiler, soften your cheese or combination of cheeses. I used a combination of 1/2 c. cream cheese, 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese and 1/2 c. sharp cheddar. Cut the cheeses into small pieces first so that they soften faster. When the cheeses are soft, mix until smooth. Stir in about 1/4 c. of milk. Season with pepper (and salt, if necessary). If the cheese sauce appears too thin, don’t panic. It’ll thicken considerably as it cools.
  • To serve, place a burger or two on a plate. Top with mashed potatoes or French fries. Pour in the cheese sauce. Sprinkle some fresh parsley for added color and flavor.