Grilled Italian Burgers

Season ground beef with oregano and garlic before grilling it; serve it with a side of giardiniera.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4
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Vegetable oil, for oiling the grill grates

1 1/2 pounds ground beef sirloin

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

1 garlic clove, grated

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 slices provolone cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

4 seeded hamburger buns, split

Fresh basil leaves, for topping

Giardiniera, for serving


  1. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Gently mix the beef, oregano, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl until just combined.
  3. Shape the meat into 4 6-ounce patties, about 5-inches in diameter. Make a slight indentation in the center of each patty and lightly sprinkle the outside of the patties with salt and pepper. Lightly oil the grill grates. Grill to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium, adding a slice of cheese to each burger during the last minute of cooking.
  4. Mix the mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar together in a small bowl. Quickly toast the buns on the grill for about 1 minute and then spread with some of the mayonnaise mixture. Top with a burger and then some fresh basil leaves. Serve with giardiniera on the side.