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Grilled Panini Burgers

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Discover this hidden gem of a National Park - Theodore Roosevelt - in North Dakota's Badlands with RV Cooking Show host Evanne Schmarder. After a full day exploring she'll show you how to make grilled "not-your-average-backyard" panini burgers and steak fries.
For the red pepper aioli
  Fat free mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Smoked paprika powder 2 Teaspoon
  Piquillo peppers 2 Small
For the burgers
  Ground meat 2⁄3 Pound
  Canola oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Prosciutto slices 2
  Manchego cheese slice 4
  Buns 2 , halved
For the steak fries
  Russet potatoes 2 Large, wedged
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (For greasing)

1. Preheat the grill to high.
2. In a food processor combine fat free mayonnaise, garlic, smoked paprika and piquillo peppers.
3. Process until smooth, once done transfer in a bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Wash and scrub the russet potatoes, place it in the microwave for 3 minutes and if boiling then boil for 5-7 minutes.
5. Once done remove and cut them into wedges, coat it with canola oil and season with salt and pepper, set aside.
6. In the meantime for the burgers, shape the ground meat into burger patties, make a depression in the center, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
7. Place the potatoes wedges around the perimeter of the grill, oiled side down.
8. Cook the potatoes for 4 minutes then brush the top with oil and flip the potato wedges and cook for additional 4 minutes or until crisp and hot.
9. Once done remove from grill and season it with seasoning of your choice.
10. Place the burger patties in the center of the grill with the depression side up, close the lid, and cook on high for 4 minutes.
11. After 4 minutes flip the burgers, close the lid, and cook for 3 more minutes or until cooked through.
12. Place 1 slice of cheese on each burger patty and allow the cheese to melt for 2 minutes.
13. Spread aioli on the bottom of a bun; place half a slice of prosciutto, a slice of cheese, the burger patty, the other half of the prosciutto slice, a dollop of aioli, and the bun top.
14. Brush the top bun with oil and place the burger on the grill, oil side down.
15. Follow the same steps for the second burger.
16. Using metal spatula, press the burger for 1 minute and allow the bun to brown.
17. Then brush oil on top and flip the burger once again and press it down for 1 minute or until crispy.

18. Serve the Grilled Panini Burgers along with steak fries and fresh green salad.

Things You Will Need
Food processor
Panani press
Metal spatula

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1035 Calories from Fat 542

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g94.3%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g32.2%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 115.9 mg38.6%

Sodium 1183.7 mg49.3%

Total Carbohydrates 63 g21.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.2 g12.7%

Sugars 8.5 g

Protein 55 g110.2%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 22.8%

Calcium 15.2% Iron 21.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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