Tested till perfect Party-Size Burger with Grilled Pepper

Party-Size Burger with Grilled Pepper

Long, oval and soft flatbread, available at many supermarkets and Greek and Middle Eastern stores, is the mega bun.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Get Grilling: Summer 2007

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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

  • 2 2eggeggs
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupdry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatosun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh basil
  • 1 1small onion, grated
  • 2 2clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1-1/2 lb 1-1/2lblean ground beef
  • 1 1flatbreadflatbread, (16 x 7 inches/40 x 18 cm)

Topping:

  • 1 1large sweet red peppersweet red peppers
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfresh basil leaffresh basil leaves
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Preparation

Topping: Seed and core red pepper; cut lengthwise into sixths. In bowl, toss oil, salt and pepper to coat. Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Transfer to small airtight container; let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

In large bowl, beat eggs; stir in bread crumbs, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, basil, onion, garlic, mustard, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix just until combined. On rimless baking sheet, shape into 8- x 6-inch (20 x 15 cm) patty. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.)

Slide patty onto greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill for 10 minutes. Loosen with wide spatula. Slide onto clean rimless baking sheet; invert onto second rimless baking sheet and slide back onto grill. Grill until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre registers 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut flatbread in half crosswise. Place on grill; grill, turning once, until golden, 5 minutes. Place burger on one half of bread. Arrange basil and grilled pepper on burger. Place remaining bread on top. Cut into 6 pieces.

Additional information : Variation
Pita Burgers with Grilled Pepper: Shape into six 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), 12 to 14 minutes. Serve in warmed pita breads with grilled pepper and basil. Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 438 pro 31g total fat 21g sat. fat 7g
carb 28g fibre 2g chol 129mg sodium 750mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 29 vit A 16 vit C 85
folate 15
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