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Barack Obama Pizza Burger

A Chicago pizzeria-style burger named for the Democratic presidential nominee.

Nutrition Facts: 1246 Calories, 88.5g Fat, 260mg Cholesterol, 1340mg Sodium, 53.6g Carbs, 2.1g Fiber, 4.7g Sugar, 60.6g Protein
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Yield: Serves 6


Garlic Butter

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
  • Kosher salt


  • 6 8-ounce Angus beef patties
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce, plus more for serving
  • 12 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 6 crusty rolls, such as ciabatta, kaiser or Portuguese, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

Make the Butter

  1. Remove the papery outer layer from the head of garlic and slice off the top to expose the cloves slightly.
  2. Wrap the garlic in foil and roast in the oven until soft, about 45 minutes.
  3. Cool slightly, then squeeze the roasted pulp into a bowl.
  4. Whip with the butter, parsley, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.

Make the Burgers

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Season the beef patties generously with salt and pepper and grill, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare, turning once.
  3. Move the burgers to the cooler side of the grill (or reduce the heat on the stove) and top each with some marinara sauce and 2 slices cheese.
  4. Spread the cut sides of each roll with some of the garlic butter and place facedown on the grill.
  5. Cover and cook until the cheese melts and the buns are toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Place a burger on each roll bottom; add some chopped basil and the roll top.
  7. Serve with more marinara sauce, if desired.

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Source: Food Network

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Sounds delish! Go Obama!

posted Oct 14th, 2008 3:08 pm


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