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Bruschetta Burger

My family loves my italian meatball recipe. I decided to modify the recipe to make into a burger.

Ingredients 

1.5 lb ground chuck
1 t. salt
1 t. ground pepper
2 large eggs
2 T. milk
¼ c. of Italian bread crumbs
1/8 c. of flat leaf parsley- chopped
2 basil leaves- chopped
¾ c. of grated parmesan cheese
1t. salt
1t. ground pepper

1 8 oz. package of sliced mushrooms
1T. olive oil
1 T. butter- salted

6 slices of provolone
6 Crusty Italian Rolls
2 T. olive oil
1 clove of garlic- cut in half

1 T. olive oil
1 clove of garlic- minced
1 can of tomato sauce
1 12 oz can of tomato paste
1 T. brown sugar
1/2 t. dried Italian seasoning
¼ c. of water

½ c. mayo
1 T. prepared pesto

Instructions 

To make pesto mayo:
Combine ½ c. mayo
1 T. prepared pesto

Begin by making the marinara sauce (jarred is fine):

Heat 1 T. olive oil sauté 1 clove of garlic- minced for 1 minute over medium heat
Add the following:
1 can of tomato sauce
1 12 oz can of tomato paste
1 T. brown sugar
1/2 t. dried Italian seasoning
¼ c. of water
Stir and Cover, lower heat- 20 -25 minutes

To make burgers:
Combine 1.5 lb ground chuck
2 large eggs
2 T. milk
¼ c. of Italian bread crumbs
1/8 c. of flat leaf parsley- chopped
2 basil leaves- chopped
¾ c. of grated parmesan cheese
1t. salt
1t. ground pepper

Divide the meat into 6 equal portions and form into patties- divide salt and pepper equally by sprinkling on burgers

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

When the grill is ready, brush the grill with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the grill, cover, and cook, turning once until done to preference, 4 to 5 minutes on each side. When you first put on the burgers, begin sautéing the mushrooms in 1 T. butter and 1T. of olive oil this will take about 5 minutes over medium high heat. During the last few minutes of cooking the burgers, dip the burgers in marinara sauce or spread on both sides and place 1 slice of Provolone on top. At this point you can prepare the bruschetta buns by rubbing each side of the bun with the sliced garlic clove and drizzling a small amount of olive oil on the inside of the buns. Place face down on grill grates for 1 minute.
To assemble the burgers, on each roll bottom spread 1 T. of pesto mayo. Place burger on bottom of bun, followed by 1/6 of the sautéed mushrooms and topped with top bun.

Comments 

This recipe makes a light and juicy burger. It is wonderful with an italian pasta salad or caprese salad.