2 lb. ground beef (ground chuck or round is best)
1 large portabello mushroom cap (or 4 “baby bellas”
1 can black olives, pitted, drained
1 6 – 8 oz can pizza sauce or Italian tomato sauce
1 tbl. Italian Seasoning
1 tsp. EV olive oil
six slices provelone cheese
six split good-quality hamburger buns
brush mushroom cap with olive oil and grill or cook under broiler for two minutes. Let cool and coarsely chop.
Combine chopped mushroom and drained olives in a blender or food processor and spin until finely chopped
Add mushroom/olive mixture to pizza or tomato sauce, mix in ground beef.
divide into six equal portions and grill for desired doneness (hint: medium to medium rare is best)
top each burger with a provelone slice, leave on grill for 1 extra minute or until cheese is melted
While cheese melts, place bun, cut side down on grill to lightly toast.
Serve and enjoy!