Bruschetta Burgers

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Bruschetta BurgersRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)


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1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 ounce part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1/4 cup)
8 (1-ounce) slices Italian bread
Cooking spray
2 garlic cloves, divided
1 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup chopped basil


1. Divide beef into 4 equal portions; shape into patties. Flatten each patty to a 1/4-inch thickness. Sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties to pan; cook 2 minutes. Turn patties; top evenly with mozzarella cheese. Cook 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove patties from pan. Coat bread slices with cooking spray. Add 4 bread slices to pan; cook 30 seconds on each side or until toasted. Repeat procedure with remaining bread slices and cooking spray. Cut 1 garlic clove in half; rub cut sides of garlic on both sides of bread slices.

3. Mince remaining garlic clove. Combine minced garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 1 teaspoon oil, tomato, and basil in a bowl; toss to coat. Top each of 4 bread slices with 1 patty. Divide tomato mixture evenly among patties. Top with remaining 4 bread slices.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 395
Fat 16.6 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 7.3 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrate 31 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 676 mg
Calcium 120 mg