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Humungo Hamburger

March 2008
Humungo Hamburger

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At this little-kid birthday bash, the food is a huge hit.

Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 10 mins

  • 1 8 inch round loaf bread
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 6 large iceberg lettuce leaves, sliced or torn
  1. Preheat the broiler. Slicing horizontally through the middle of the bread, cut out a 1/2-inch-thick layer and discard, reserving the top and bottom layers. Brush the cut sides with 1 tablespoon olive oil; broil until golden.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef and pork. Mix in the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the salt. Place on a plate and shape into a ball; flatten into a 9-inch patty.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer the burger to the skillet and cook until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Using a large spatula, flip the burger and cook 3 to 4 minutes more.
  4. Spread the dressing on the toasted bread bottom and top. Slide the burger onto the bread bottom; top with the lettuce leaves and the bread top. Cut into wedges to serve.