Mark asked me to make breakfast Saturday morning, and because I LOVE to cook breakfast, I happily obliged. We had a couple steaks thawed in the fridge that needed to be cooked as well as an avocado and some poblano peppers. Well, those sure sounded like ingredients I could get down with. So I cracked open my Bobby Flay Mesa Grill cookbook and looked to see what kind of breakfast/brunch type recipes he had in there. I can across his recipe for Egg and Aged Sirloin Tortillas with Three-Pepper Relish. Perfect!
If you live in Ohio, then you know what Mr. Hero is. If you don't, I can tell you that it is a sub and burger place that, among other subs, fries, desserts, etc., serves the famous Romanburger®, which is described as "Two juicy grilled burgers topped with melted Swiss American cheese, grilled Genoa Salami and Italian Luncheon loaf served on a bed of shredded lettuce with tomatoes, onions, a sprinkle of Mr. Hero’s original Italian oil’n spice and topped with our own special recipe mayonnaise – served on a hearth baked Italian roll." YUM!!!! It is officially my most favorite fast-food sandwich and something I crave here and there. Unfortunately, it's pretty high in calories and fat, and not very conducive to losing weight, so I try to stay away from them these days. But since I love them so, Mark decided to make his version of the Romanburger® and called it "Mark's Venetian Burgers" because his family roots are in the Veneto region of Italy. It turned out to be a lighter version and one I could feel good about eating. To put it into perspective, the original 7" Romanburger® is about 937 calories. Mark's version, which is 6" but has thicker burger patties, is barely 600 calories.