It was an ordinary Saturday afternoon with an extraordinary appetite….One man with a grill and one woman with an idea: STUFFED BURGERS! Coming to a patio table near you this Summer.
Actually, it wasn’t all that dramatic…This was a recipe I saw in a Martha Stewart Living magazine years ago, which I tried out only once way back when. I decided to give it a go again this weekend on a whim and I don’t regret it at all.
In a mixing bowl, add your ground beef. I like to use the leanest beef possible (ground sirloin if it’s handy). Add a generous amount of onion and garlic powder, italian seasoning and a dash of salt and pepper.
(This is where people go wrong in making burgers…not enough seasoning. So be liberal with it, trust me…)
Mix the beef and seasonings together.
The next step is prepping your stuffing ingredients which are: Basil, fresh mozzarella and small grape tomatoes.
Stuffing the burger instructions:
Make yourself a nice fat patty with a well in it (press your thumb in making enough room for the stuffing ingredients.
Add the ingredients (obviously you’re not going to put 5 tomatoes in there, but if you’re a huge tomato freak, you can add a slice on top when you’re done.)
Cover the patty with a thinner patty and make sure to close all the seams so it won’t fall apart on the grill or in the pan.
You can use any method to cook these burgers. The easiest is to broil them in the oven, ensuring that they won’t fall apart from all the flipping. Since it was such a nice day outside this weekend, we decided to barbecue them.