|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
Despite what you might think, this is a classic hamburger. Legend has it that this burger was invented in Utah. What could be better than a juicy burger, topped with fresh warm slices of pastrami, Swiss cheese, and a delicious creamy sauce. If you haven't tried a pastrami burger, it's time to do so!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound sliced pastrami
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- Optional: 1 clove garlic (minced)
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 4 large hamburger buns
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- For Russian Dressing:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 teaspoon horseradish (prepared)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
In large bowl, combine ground beef, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Form into four equal sized patties and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. This will make it easier to transfer to the grill.
When grill is heated, place patties on grill grates. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Place 1/4 of the pastrami on each patty and top with Swiss cheese. Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until patties are cooked through (165 F) and cheese has melted through. Promptly remove from grill.
To serve: add shredded lettuce to one half of hamburger bun, top with finished patty, and add a generous dollop of Russian dressing.
Double or triple the recipe if you intend to serve a larger group. Russian dressing can be made a day in advance and stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use. Mixture will stay goof for up to 3 days after preparation.