To broil burgers and vegetables, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning burgers once and stirring vegetables occasionally. Top each burger with tomato and cheese, broil an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Hamburger buns can be used in place of the Italian bread slices. Layer each burger with toppings inside one bun.
Double the burger recipe and shape and wrap the patties for the freezer. Then, you’ll have a start on two summer meals. The frozen burgers can be placed on the grill but will need additional cooking time to thoroughly cook them.
Pasta salad from the deli is a perfect accompaniment to these open-faced sandwiches. Melon wedges and lemonade complete the summer meal.