• 3/4 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup California raisins, chopped
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 ciabatta bread rolls
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons honey mustard
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese (4 ounces)
  • 4 leaves iceburg lettuce


Mix ground beef, raisins, salt, pepper and Worcestershire together well; divide and shape into 4 patties. Grill until done (160°F). Meanwhile, slice ciabatta in half lengthwise and toast cut sides on grill; set aside.

Combine mayonnaise with honey-mustard and mix well. Then, spread 1/2 tablespoon on each toasted cut sides of ciabatta. Arrange a patty on bottom half of each ciabatta roll; top with 2 slices of bacon, 1 slice of cheese and 1 leaf of lettuce. Replace tops; serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 570 (Calories from Fat 49%); Total Fat 31 ( Saturated Fat 11; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 65; Sodium 910; Potassium 624; Total Carbohydrate 41; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 19; Protein 33; Calcium 271; Iron 4;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.