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Killer Brushetta Burger

I have been making killer bread for friends and family for years and thought the combination is amazing with an italian flavored burger and brushetta. What's not to love about this burger with garlic, basil, evoo, parmesan cheese, provolone and all the italian ingredients we love! Bon Appetite!


Brushetta topping:
2 large tomatoes sliced in 6 pieces
1/4 c Colavita extra virgin olive oil
1 large clove of garlic minced
1 TBS minced sweet onion
8 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 TBS parmesan cheese
Killer spread for rolls:
1/4 c butter
1/4 c mayonnaise
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 c parmesan cheese
Beef Patties:
2 lbs lean ground chuck
1 egg
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1 minced scallion
1/4 c flat leaf italian parsley chopped
1 tsp tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
6 ciabatta rolls or ciabatta bread cut into 3 in x 4 in pieces
6 slices of provolone cheese
olive oil for brushing the grill rack


Directions: Heat gas grill to med high To make brushetta topping: Place 6 tomato slices in a shallow dish in a single layer. In a small bowl combine 1/4 c olive oil, the clove of minced garlic, 1 TBS of minced onion and wisk together. Chiffonade (twist the leaves and slice very thin lengthwise). Add to olive oil mixture blending gently just to coat the basil leaves. Add 1 tsp sea salt and 1 tsp fresh ground pepper and pour mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with 1 TBS grated parmesan cheese and set aside to marinate. To make killer spread: In a small food processor combine butter, mayonnaise, garlic and parmesan cheese. Pulse until smooth. Set aside. To make Patties: Combine 2 lbs of lean ground chunk, 1 egg, parmesan cheese, 1 minced scallion, 1/4 c chopped parsley, 1tsp sea salt and 1 tsp fresh ground pepper. Mix together gently, do not over work the meat mixture. Divide into 6 equal portions and shape into patties to fit the ciabatta rolls. Brush the grill rack with olive oil and place patties on the grill, cover and grill 6 minutes on each side. After flipping the burgers, smear killer spread on the ciabatta rolls, top and bottom and place rolls on the grill during final 2 minutes of grilling. Rolls should be nicely brown. During final 30 seconds of grilling put a piece of provolone on each burger and cover to melt. To assemble burgers: Place burger on roll bottom. Top with brushetta topping, add the roll tops and serve.


Hope to see you in Napa Co!!!