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The Muffaletta Burger

Even though I have been living in Arizona for only 3 years, I grew up in Massachusetts and we use to go to little italy to get the muffaletta sandwich all the time. So I thought this would be great idea for a burger. And I haven't met anyone hasn't loved this sandwich.


2 pounds of ground beef
6 thin slices of mortadella
6 thin slices of salami
6 thin slices of cappocolo ham
6 thin slices of mozzarella cheese
6 think slices of provolone cheese
1 cup of large pimiento stuffed olives (sliced)
1 cup of brine cured black olives (sliced)
2 cups of sliced roasted red peppers
1 tablespoon of finely minced garlic
2 tablespoons of finely chopped shallot
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 loaf of italian bread (unsliced)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 small onion
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat grill for medium high heat.
Place beef in a bowl add sliced olives, shallots, garlic, pepper and mix together, but do not over mix.
Separate beef into 6 equal portion and place on the grill, cook about 8 minutes per side, when burgers are almost done place the slices of mozzarella and provolone on each burger cook until cheese is melted about 2 minutes.
While burgers are cooking, In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, and sugar. Season with basil, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Cut bread into 12 1/2 slices and place on the grill and toast on both sides.
Slather italian dressing on each slice of bread place burger on 1 slice of bread and top burger with 1 slice each of the mortadella, salami, ham. Then top with roasted red pepper then top with other slice of bread. Enjoy!


the good thing about this sandwich is you can make it your own by adding your own favorite cheese and lunch meat.