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Bruschetta Burgers

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

 

Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.