Grilled Panini Burger on Italian Bread with Smoked Gouda & Broiled Asparagus… yep, it sounds fancy

Grilled Panini Burger on Italian Bread with Smoked Gouda & Broiled Asparagus… yep, it sounds fancy

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Grilled Panini Burger

To cut down on fat and calories, use ground turkey or even lean ground beef. You can also use whole wheat or whole grain bread if you don’t want to use the Italian bread. Grill your burgers however you like them. Cut your bread in 1/2 inch slices and place burger on bread. Top with gouda cheese and any other toppings you want. Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet on medium heat. Drizzle some olive oil in the pan or griddle. Place your sandwich on pan. If you don’t have a panini press, simply press the sandwich down with the weight of a heavy skillet and cook each side until the bread is nice and toasty and your cheese is melted. You can also cover a brick with foil and use as a panini press. But…. who has those just lying around on panini night?!

Broiled Asparagus

Turn your oven broiler on high. Take one stalk of your fresh asparagus and hold it at each end. Bend it until it snaps at its natural spot. Wherever it snaps off is where you want to cut the rest of your spears with a knife. Rinse your asparagus spears and place them on a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Place the roasting pan in your oven for about 4-8 minutes, until your desired tenderness. We like the 4 minute crunchy version.

Food Lion Weekly Specials for this Meal (12/25/13-12/31/13): ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce  View here…..

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