|Posted by Stacey @ Savory & Sweet on July 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM|
Makes 4 Burgers
3 Small Tomatoes, chopped small
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1/2 Small Red Onion, minced,
6-8 Leaves of Basil, chiffonade
1 Tablespoon EV Olive Oil
Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
1lb Ground Beef (80% lean)
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1/2 Tablespoon Dried Basil
1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Mozarella Cheese
Sprinkle of Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper
For Toasted Garlic Buns
4 Hearty Burger Buns
4 Tablespoons of Butter
1 Clove of Garlic, minced
1 Pinch of Salt
Place ground beef in a large bowl. Add all the seasonings; garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, parmesan cheese and salt & pepper. Gently combine beef to make sure seasoning distributes evenly.
Divide beef in bowl into 4 equal sections. Take each section and gently roll into a meatball shape. Flatten out ball into burger patties. Press in the middle of pattie to make it a bit shallow, (to prevent shrinking while grilling.). Place burgers aside.
Slice tomatoes into quarters. Cut off the corner with the green part from the stem. Take out pulp of tomato and throw away. Slice quarters into long sticks, then chop into small pieces. Place all chopped pieces into a small bowl. Add minced garlic, finely chopped red onion and the chiffonade of basil. Drizzle with EV Olive Oil and season with salt & pepper to taste.
Grill burgers 6 minutes on each side, depending on desired wellness. When there's about 2-3 minutes left, sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese to melt. When done, let rest for 5 minutes.
While burgers are grilling, work on the buns.
Take 4 Tablespoons of butter and minced garlic in a small bowl. Microwave for about 1 minute, untill butter is completely melted. Add a pinch of salt.
Using a brush, butter the top & bottom buns, on the inside and toast until lightly golden brown.
To assemble, place burger on bun, and spoon bruschetta on top of burger. You may need to mold it down with the spoon so it doesn't all fall out.
*You can upscale this burger by using goat cheese instead of mozzarella! Delish!
**If you have extra bruschetta left over, it would go well in a pasta dish!