Fried Green Tomato Hamburger



2 pounds ground chuck

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

3 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt

1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal mix (Jiffy)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 large egg

1 large green tomato, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices

Vegetable oil for frying

4 slices Monterey Jack cheese with peppers

8 slices bacon, cooked

4 Kaiser Rolls split and toasted

Thousand Island dressing


In a medium bowl, combine ground chuck, Worcestershire sauce, and 1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt, stirring well.  Form mixture into 4 (4-inch) patties

Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350 degrees to 400 degrees).  Spray grill rack with nonstick non flammable cooking spray.

Grill burgers, covered with grill lid, for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness.

In a small bowl, combine cornmeal mix, flour, and remaining 2 teaspoons seasoned salt.  In a separate small bowl, lightly beat egg.  Dip both sides of each tomato slice in beaten egg, and dredge in cornmeal mixture.

In a medium nonstick skillet, pour oil to a depth of 1/4 inch.  Heat over medium heat.  Add tomatoes; cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Place 1 cheese slice over each patty.  Place bacon on bottom halves of rolls, top with patties, fried green tomato, and desired amount of Thousand Island dressing.  Cover with bun top and serve immediately.

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