Bruschetta Burgers PRINT
If you love tomatoes as much as I do, this burger is a delicious twist on Italian bruschetta, served on crostini. This recipe was inspired by Tyler Florence’s bruschetta burgers, that were served at Applebee’s restaurant.
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|1 or 2||ripe tomatoes (I prefer Romas)|
|1||small clove garlic, minced|
|Palmful of chopped fresh basil|
|(Optional) Palmful of chopped fresh Fresh basil (or Italian parsley)|
|(optional)1/4th cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese|
|1||Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil|
|Salt & fresh cracked pepper|
|For the Patties:|
|Ground beef, seasoned only with salt & pepper)-- the bruschetta will give all the flavor you need.|
|Mozarella or Provolone cheese, to melt on the burger.|
Mix all the ingredients together except salt. Add salt right before topping the burgers so the tomatoes don’t get watery (I de-seed my romas ahead of time). Set aside.
Make beef patties, and make a large indentation in the middle (this is a Bobby Flay tip).
Brush one side of the bread with olive oil. Grill the olive oil side until grill marks form. Place the patties on the uncooked side of a bread slice. Salt the bruschetta topping and spoon over the top of the patties. Top with another slice of grilled bread.