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Hot Curry Hamburger Sandwich

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by: Ian Martin

Ingredients (6 servings)

2 small packages of X-Lean ground beef
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup water
12 slices of bread or 6 buns
2 tsp curry powder (The Original Madras Curry Powder Green Label - from Paris Natural Foods)
1 tbsp red curry paste (I bought mine from TW Foods in North Bay - Paris Natural also has a good selection)
Garlic Powder
Black Pepper
5 dabs Frank's Red Hot Sauce (optional)
1/2 tsp butter

Directions:

In a small stainless steel frying pan, heat oil and about 1/2 cup of water on stove top on medium heat #5 (enough for a low boil).

While heating add curry powder and paste, garlic powder, black pepper, hot sauce and butter.

Add curry powder to the beef before forming into patties. Once mixture begins to boil add in one hamburger patty. Let cook at medium-heat and once thoroughly cooked raise temperature to about # 8 or 9 and let boil for a couple minutes before simmering. (Make sure beef is no longer pink inside and that there is no blood seeping.)

In the meantime toast your bread or oven toast your buns and butter the insides. Add the hamburger patty with some curry sauce from the pan on top and again on top of the bun or toast.

Repeat the process for each patty. I prefer to cook them individually as opposed together to get the right consistency of sauce for each burger. Small frying pans work best. Bon Appetit!