Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. is a casual dining restaurant chain with a menu featuring a variety of burger sandwiches made with beef, chicken, fish, turkey, pot roast, and vegetarian substitutes. Red Robin owns and operates 100 restaurants scattered across 13 states. The company also franchises its concept, maintaining licensing agreements with 98 additional restaurants located in 17 states and in Canada. With a per person average check of $10, Red Robin relies heavily on the sales of its gourmet burgers, which account for 44 percent of the company's food sales. Aside from gourmet burgers, the Red Robin menu includes salads, soups, appetizers, and other entrees such as rice bowls and pasta.
Mozzarella Stuffed Pizza Burgers
MOZZARELLA STUFFED PIZZA BURGERS
Betty Crocker Recipe
1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
1 (8 oz) package sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
4 hamburger buns, split
1/2 cup pizza sauce, warmed
In large bowl, mix beef, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 patties, 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Press 1/4 cup of the cheese into a ball with hands; press flat into 3 1/2-inch-diameter patty. Repeat with remaining cheese. Place cheese patties on top of 4 beef patties; top with remaining beef patties. Pinch edges together to seal.
In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat.
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160 degrees. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill until toasted.