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Burgers a la Pizzaiola

  • Total: 26 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 11 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

1/4 cup (5 or 6) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, packed

1/3 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 1/2 pounds ground sirloin beef

8 sourdough rolls, halved lengthwise

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Topping suggestions: shredded cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, sliced tomatoes, marinara sauce, prosciutto, sliced olives, roasted red bell peppers, lettuce leaves, arugula, ketchup, pesto.

4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

1/4 cup (5 or 6) sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, packed

1/3 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 1/2 pounds ground sirloin beef

8 sourdough rolls, halved lengthwise

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Topping suggestions: shredded cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, sliced tomatoes, marinara sauce, prosciutto, sliced olives, roasted red bell peppers, lettuce leaves, arugula, ketchup, pesto.

Directions

  1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, cheeses, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Process until blended. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the beef and, using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until combined. Form the mixture into 8 (4-inch diameter) patties, each about 3/4-inch thick. Grill each side until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Brush the cut side of the rolls with olive oil and grill until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  4. Place the burgers on the bottom half of the rolls and add desired toppings. Add the top half of the rolls and serve.
  1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, cheeses, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Process until blended. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Add the beef and, using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until combined. Form the mixture into 8 (4-inch diameter) patties, each about 3/4-inch thick. Grill each side until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Brush the cut side of the rolls with olive oil and grill until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  4. Place the burgers on the bottom half of the rolls and add desired toppings. Add the top half of the rolls and serve.
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