There’s No Place Like Rome, an Italian-Inspired Burger

There’s No Place Like Rome, an Italian-Inspired Burger

Since my childhood, my Italian family has been making Italian Hamburgers for Christmas dinner.  I have taken an ages-old family recipe and elevated it a notch or two.  This burger takes the flavors of an Italian meatball and combines it with pesto, Italian seasonings and cheeses and serves it up on a unique presentation for the bun, warm and chewy on the inside, light and crisp on the outside.  Bon appetite!

There’s No Place Like Rome

Ingredients:

For the burger patty:

For buns and toppings:

  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Pesto Mayo:  ½ cup mayonnaise and 2 Tbsp Pesto, mixed
  • Marinara Sauce (use your favorite or make your own using 1 can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, ½ cup Tomato Paste, 1 Tbsp Italian Booster)
  • 4 Cheese Blend (Parmesan, Romano, Provolone, Asiago)
  • Tempura-battered Ciabatta Bun: for the buns, make Tempura Batter using 2 cups ice cold water and 2 cups flour, whisk together).  Dip buns in Tempura Batter and deep fry in oil until golden and crisp.

Directions: 

  1. Mix Italian Booster with Ground Pork by hand in mixing bowl, combining thoroughly. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. 
  3. Form into 6 oz patties and grill over medium heat or in a 350⁰ oven until done (165⁰ internal temp). 
  4. Melt four cheese blend on burgers before assembly.

 Assembly top to bottom:

  1. Top Bun
  2. Marinara Sauce
  3. Melted Cheese
  4. Burger patty
  5. Shredded Lettuce
  6. Pesto Mayo
  7. Bottom Bun

ENJOY!

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  • this is a great recipe I will be making it

    tabetha Tlili

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