Giant Stuffed Burger

1 beaten egg
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
2 tbs bottled barbecue sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1/4 cup finely shredded celery
2 thinly sliced green onions
2 oz canned mushroom pieces

In a medium bowl stir together egg, oats, the 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper. Add meat; mix well. Divide mixture in half. On waxed paper, pat each half into a 7-inch circle.

For stuffing, in a small bowl combine carrot, celery, green onions, and drained mushrooms. Spoon mixture over one circle of meat to within 1 inch of the edge. Top with second circle of meat; peel off top sheet of waxed paper and seal edges of meat together.

Invert meat patty onto a well greased grill; peel off remaining waxed paper. Grill directly over medium coals for 10 minutes. Turn and grill for 9 to 12 minutes more or till done. Brush with additional barbecue sauce before serving. Cut into four wedges to serve.

Yield: 4 servings

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana