Party-Size Burger with Grilled Pepper

Author: Canadian Living

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

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Get Grilling: Summer 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 small onion grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 flatbread (16 x 7 inches/40 x 18 cm)
Topping:
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaf

Method

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.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 750 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 438.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Cholesterol 129 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 85.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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