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Mini Italian Pub Burgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 8 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 9 servings
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2 cloves garlic, peeled

1/2 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 1/4 pounds ground chuck

3/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

9 small ciabatta rolls, sliced in 1/2

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

9 slices (4 1/2 ounces) Taleggio cheese

9 large basil leaves


  1. Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  2. Place the garlic and parsley in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the ground chuck, Parmesan cheese, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Pulse until ingredients are combined. Form the mixture into 9 patties. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes each side.
  3. Brush the cut sides of each roll with the olive oil and toast on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.
  4. To serve, place 1 mini burger on the bottom half of each of the rolls. Place 1 slice of Taleggio cheese on top of the burgers. Place the basil leaf on top of the cheese and cover with the top half. Serve.