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Italian Wonders

These burgers are excellent paired with a simple pasta salad or ceasar. A glass of sangria or your favorite red wine, and some fresh fruit such as melons, strawberries, blueberries & kiwi. A great entertaining package on the deck or patio !


1# ground chuck
1-1/2 Tbls. tomato paste
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried basil
garlic salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste
Provolone cheese slices
Fresh Basil leaves
Fresh sliced vipe ripe tomatoes
Parmesan Foccacia Bread
Olive oil
garlic butter


Pre-heat grill. Mix burger and next 5 ingredients together. Form 3-1/3 lb. or 4-1/4 lb. burgers into patties. Brush clean grill grate with olive oil and cook burgers to desired doneness. Top with provolone cheese slices and let melt. Slice foccacia bread into proper sizes, may need to remove a small amount from center if too thick, brush with garlic butter and toast lightly on grill. Place one burger on a bread/bun, top with fresh basil leaves (in place of lettuce) and a fresh ripe tomato slice, enjoy! Can substitute marinara for catsup.


I have always grown my own herbs. Last year my husband & I put in a large vegetable garden. The fresh tomatoes are my favorite. So I created this recipe one night after being in the garden, and it's been a real hit.