We have made it to another Friday and it is time for the weekend! Hopefully you are in an area that will give you weather to grill, unlike here in Ohio where it has been unseasonably cool with snow. Even if it is cold where you are might as well still grill up these burgers because they are that good.
The recipe I am sharing with you today is called, Bay Area Burgers. I found this on the web and it had some great reviews along with some negative. The positives out weighed the negatives and I was ready to try something new in the burger arena, so I decided to try them (with some modifications). I made these this past weekend when I was down visiting my family. I had to make regular burgers as well since I have never tried this recipe before and well it was a good possibility it would come out tasting terrible. Below is the recipe and after the recipe I will give you my final verdict on these gourmet burgers.
- 1lb ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (I used the bottled kind, not fresh)
- 2 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 T worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
- fresh mozzarella
- red onion
- rosemary foccacia bread
Put the ground beef in a bowl and add the garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper, basil, and worcestershire sauce. Now it’s time to get your hands dirty and get in there and mix it all up together. Once it is mixed well divide it out into 4 balls and make your patties.
Preheat the grill. Once the grill is preheated take the burgers and put them on the grill. Make sure you make an indentation in the middle of the burger with your thumb before putting them on. Your burger will thank you. Now cook until your desired doneness has been reached.
You could put these on a regular hamburger bun, but does a gourmet burger really deserve to be sitting on a common hamburger bun? I don’t think so. Take your fresh loaf of rosemary foccacia bread and slice it in half and then cut it into sections to create your own bun. Get out the fresh mozzarella and cut off slices for your burger. When it is all said and done you will have one the best dressed burgers you will ever see.
These burgers were really good with amazing flavor. With the bread you probably are not going to want to eat it like a traditional burger. A fork will probably be needed, unless you have a big mouth. Like I said at the start I did not make all the burgers this way because I was not sure how they would turn out. Well it turns out I should have made them all that way. People that I did not expect to eat them, ate them and people I thought would eat them didn’t get to eat them because of that.
If you are looking to dress up a burger every now and then you will definitely want to try out this recipe. Great recipe. I already have it back on my list to cook again once we can break this cold, snowy weather here.
Leave a comment below and give your review of these burgers after you try them out.