Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bruschetta Burgers

This was another hit at our house. We love bruschetta, we love pesto and we love hamburgers! Jenna had hers with just pesto and no mayo. This was a great refreshing change from a regular burger. A new favorite burger here.

Bruschetta Burgers
adapted from A Feast For The Eyes

Bruschetta Topping:
2 ripe tomatoes on the vine, seeded
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil or basil puree
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
pinch of kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
Pesto Mayo:
3 Tablespoons good mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon prepared pesto (my recipe is here)
Beef Patties:
Ground beef, seasoned only with salt & pepper
Mozzarella or Provolone cheese, to melt on the burger

For the bruschetta: Mix all the ingredients together except salt. Add salt right before topping the burgers so the tomatoes don’t get watery. Set aside.

For the pesto mayo: In a small bowl, mix the pesto and mayo together. Set aside.
For the burgers: Season your ground beef with salt and pepper, then form them into patties of your desired weight. Cook burgers to your liking either on the grill or on the stove top. Once cooked to your desired internal temperature, place cheese on top of burgers while they're still hot so it melts on the patty.
Assembly: Toast buns or foccacia then generously spread on pesto mayo. Top the bottom bun with patty then scoop bruschetta on top of that. Sandwich it all together with the top bun and eat up.

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