2 Cheese Philly Style Burgers

So messy.  Hope you brought your fork.
So here's the story.  If you've been following my ramblings then you will remember how excited I was about Atkins Revolution bread a few weeks back.  I've been eating burgers and deli meat off of a plate with a fork for years, and being able to have a bun again is a big deal.  Awesome boyfriend loves cheese steaks, so I decided to try to duplicate the cheese steak goodness minus the sub roll.  I originally had planned to serve these monsters on Atkins burger buns, but once I started making them I realized that we wouldn't even miss the bread.  There is so much substance to this meal and it's very customize-able to your own tastes.  We each had one of these burgers for dinner with a side of Bacon Cole Slaw and were stuffed and satisfied.

1 lb 80/20 ground beef
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
8 ounce sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium sized white onion
4 slices provolone cheese
1 C banana peppers
1 can easy cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

  1. Add ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to a large mixing bowl
  2. Mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until ingredients are evenly distributed.  
  3. Form ground beef mixture into 4 patties and set aside.  
  4. Preheat oven to lowest temperature setting.  (My oven doesn't have a 'warm' setting so for me this is 170, but ovens will vary.)
  5. Add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high.  
  6. While skillet is warming, slice white onion.  
  7. Add mushrooms and sliced onion to skillet and cook until both are soft.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  
  8. Transfer mushrooms and onions to a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.  
  9. Reduce skillet heat to medium and add burger patties.  (Don't wash in between, the oil will help keep the burgers from sticking.)
  10. Cook burgers for 3 minutes on each side, or to desired level of doneness.  
  11. In the last 30 seconds that burgers are cooking, top each with a slice of provolone cheese.  
  12. Once cheese is melted, remove burgers from skillet and set on a paper towel to drain.  
  13. Transfer burgers to a plate.  Remove mushrooms and onions from the oven and use to top burgers.  
  14. Add easy cheese and banana peppers to burgers.  
  15. Enjoy!  
  • Remember to measure your veggies.  This meal is so hearty it doesn't need a side, but if you do have some cole slaw or a salad with it make sure that you stay around 2 C of veggies, including the mushrooms and onions.  
  • You can skip the cheese, mushrooms, onions, or banana peppers if you want.  Or add something else that you do like.  There are lots of possibilities.  
  • You could also cook these burgers on the grill.  If you do that, don't worry about warming the mushrooms and onions.  Just cook them while the burgers are grilling.  
Mushrooms and onions are almost done cooking.  

You can either pan fry these patties or cook them on the grill.  

We were rarely allowed to have this as kids, so I always think of it as a
forbidden food, but at about 1 carb per Tbsp it's not a bad choice.
And,  even my puppy wants some.  

Secret ingredient.  These are slightly spicy so go easy on them if you
don't like a lot of heat.  They're great on lots of things, especially cheese
steak burgers.  

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