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Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Feta Mint Mayonnaise

The fresh vegetables and herbs make this an exceptional grilled burger.


1 onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced and divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 red bell peppers
2 pounds ground chuck
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, divided
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 egg, beaten
Vegetable oil for greasing grill racks.
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
6 ½ inch slices large tomatoes
6 large soft Kaiser rolls
6 tablespoons Dijon mustard
6 leaves Romaine lettuce


Prepare a cleaned grill to medium high heat. In a medium skillet and over medium high heat, saute the onion and 4 cloves minced garlic in the olive oil for 3 minutes; stirring continuously. Remove from the grill and set aside until ready to use in the burger preparation. Place the red peppers on the grill and roast until the out skin begins to blister. Remove the red peppers from the grill to a ziplock plastic bag for 2 minutes. Remove and discard the roasted skin from the peppers, cut each pepper into 4 large slices and discard the seeds and veins. In a food processor, puree 10 slices of the roasted red peppers (reserve the remaining 6 slices). In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauted onions and garlic, pureed red peppers, ground chuck, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, cumin, cayenne, salt, egg and any remaining pepper drippings remaining in the ziplock bag. Form into 6 patties to fit the Kaiser buns. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and grill until browned on the bottoms, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the patties and continue grilling until the desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes longer for medium. When the patties are cooked remove from the grill and cover with foil to keep warm while preparing the burgers. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, reserved clove minced garlic, reserved tablespoon chopped fresh mint, and feta cheese. During the last 2 minute of grilling, grill the sliced tomatoes for 1 minute per side and set aside. Place the rolls on the outer edges of the grill, cut side down and toast lightly. To assemble the burgers, spread a generous amount of the Dijon over the cut side of each bottom roll. Spread a generous amount of the Feta Mint Mayonnaise on the cut side of the top roll. On each roll bottom, place a beef patty, a grilled tomato slice, a roasted pepper slice, and a romaine lettuce leaf. Add the roll tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers.


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