Burgers with Balsamic Glazed Vegetables

OK….tonight was night 2 of our 30 day meal plan and after last nights Kabobs, I wasn’t sure if Tastefully Simple could match it….

Well, they did.

I’m REALLY loving their Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar of Modena.  It gives foods such a tangy yet sweet flavor – just incredible.  You can SERIOUSLY Wow your friends this summer with this recipe!

This Tastefully Simple recipe requires a grill, but because it was raining here pretty hard today, I had to improvise and it turned out amazing anyhow.  I’m giving you the recipe as I made it just in-case you can’t grill either:

On with the recipe:

  1.  Have a George Foreman Indoor Grill?  As for me, I used the Cuisinart Griddler.  Start heating that up – medium to high heat.
    In lg. bowl, combine 1.5 lbs lean ground beef, 1.5 t. of Garlic Garlic Seasoning, and 1 packet TS Grilled Veggie Dip Mix…  (this stuff smells so awesome, like either a herb-y ranch or a southwest ranch – somewhere in the middle there).  Also, salt and pepper – your choice on how much.
    Form into 6 hamburger patties.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Grab a cookie sheet, line with aluminum foil.
    Slice horizontally a (cleaned) large red bell pepper, (slice thin, then in half).
    Then thinly slice a medium red onion.
    Scatter both around the cookie sheet, and drizzle with 3 T. Olive oil, and 1/4 c. of the Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar of Modena  (link above).  Again, salt and pepper as desired.
    Place in preheated oven for about 15-20 min (or until tender).  (The TS recipe calls for an 8 oz pkg of sliced, fresh button mushrooms as well, but since we don’t care for them, I left them off.)
  3. By this time, your indoor grill should be good and heated.
    Place burgers on grill – check directions of your machine for burger making – make sure burgers are at least 165 degrees in the center.
  4. Top the burgers with a slice of provolone cheese when done cooking (6 slices of cheese)  Pull veggies out of oven, place desired amount on top of burger with bun.  Yields 6 servings.

The flavor of the burger with the seasonings, along with provolone, and add the sweet and tangy flavor of the vegetables – it makes for a crazy good burger.  We didn’t put ketchup or anything on ours at all.  Just DELICIOUS!

**If you wish to grill all this using an outdoor grill, you can wrap the veggies in doubled foil, folded up to make a tent, then fold the edges down together, then sealing up the ends and placing over the flame with your burgers.

I’m telling you – this is just yet another amazing recipe that Tastefully Simple provides in their 30 day meal plan kit.  Buy the whole kit and save money as each meal serving costs about 3.00!  You can’t even get an unhealthy filling McDonald’s meal for that anymore!

The kit includes:

  • 27 products
  • Over 30 FREE recipe cards
  • 6-week meal planner
  • Weekly grocery lists

Won’t you enjoy this with me?  I promise, you WON’T regret it!


Cook on!  And remember:  eat to live, don’t live to eat.  ❤


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