makes 4 servings
1 pound ground beef (85 percent lean)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2 English muffins, split, toasted
4 slices Colby cheese, quartered
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Muenster cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
Combine ground beef, salt and red pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Divide into 4 portions and form patties, 1/2 inch thick. Place on rack in broiler pan so burgers are 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile saute mushrooms in butter until tender; remove from heat and stir in green on ion.
TO SERVE: Top each muffin half with equal amounts of Colby cheese, burger, mushroom mixture and Muenster cheese. Place under broiler to melt cheese. Sprinkle each with bacon.
courtesy of: Gourmet Cheeseburgers Cookbook, American Dairy Farmers and Beef Industry Council