I really had some hesitations about this recipe. I am not a huge veggie burger fan (I prefer a veggie dog). But, hey, I am willing to try new things. And you know what? I am so glad I tried this recipe! Wow! I think the combination of the ciabatta bread, the mayo-mustard combo, and the onions really made this recipe fabulous. I used Yves refrigerated veggie burgers, and just microwaved them until they were warm. These are open-faced (no top bun), but you can eat them with the bun on as well (that bread is so good!). We will add these to our dinner line-up, that’s for sure. With these, I served some curly fries and some cole slaw.
Open-Face Veg Burgers with Sauteed Onions
(Better Homes & Gardens, May 2009)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
4 refrigerated or frozen vegetable burgers (10-ounce pkg)
2 tbsp mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
4 1/2″ slices ciabatta bread, toasted
1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tbsp steak sauce
1. In large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion slices and cook 8-10 minutes or until very tender, stirring frequently.
2. Meanwhile, prepare burgers according to package microwave directions.
3. In small bowl combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread mixture on one side of each bread slice. Top bread with spinach and burger. Stir steak sauce into cooked onions. Spoon onion mixture on burgers.