When grill is ready place patties on grill, cover, and cook for 4 minutes, until BOTTOM is brown. With spatula, turn over patties and cook an additional 4 minutes, or until done to your preference. During the last few minutes of grilling place bun down on grill to toast.
Before I get started on telling how out of this world these burgers are, I have to apologize to my amazing friend Leanne, who also is an amazing cook. I think it has probably been years now that she gave this recipe to me as she called me at the time, with much enthusiasm because she knows how I LOVE feta cheese and sundried tomatoes. So, I never made them until TODAY! Leanne, they are outstanding, the best, thank you! I have missed out for SOOOOOO long…….
Brayden and I got into it a little bit for I made a (what I thought) really good stew last night. He is my carbo king and so I said, “WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE YOU HAPPY?” He dosen’t complain just dosen’t eat. I said, “what? a hamburger, a hot dog, WHAT?” He didn’t have anything to say……….
I decided to indulge him a bit tonight by making a ‘hamburger’ but not the run of the mill kind of hamburger there is a surprise in the middle that will make you scream for joy! It was a hit, and the homemade fries along side were great too, of course! These hamburgers call for a bun, but I just didn’t think it was necessary so here is the hamburger (without the bun)
The yummiest burger ever!
8-10 basil leaves, finely
6 ounces feta cheese,
1/2 cup drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed)
2 lbs ground
2 medium eggs, slightly beaten
1 tbs tabasco sauce
2 tbs dried italian seasoning,
1/2 tsp freshly ground
3 garlic cloves,
1/2 cup dried italian bread
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesean
6 slices prociutto ( I used bacon)
red onion sliced
In a grill with a cover, prepare a medium hot fire
In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and basil. Set aside. In another small bowl, combine the feta cheese and tomatoes. Divide into 6 equal portions, forming balls. Set a side. In a large bowl, combine the ground sirloin, eggs, pepper sauce, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic, bread crumbs, and parmesan. With hands or a large spoon, gently bring all ingredients together; do not overmix. Form meat mixture into 12 thin patties. On 6 of the patties, gently place the feta and tomato ball onto the patties, pressing down lightly. Place remaining patties on top, press, and seal edges to totally enclose filing, forming 6 total patties
Spread generous portions of basil mayo on cut sides of bread. Place patties on bottom pieces of bread, then top with a slice of bacon, lettuce, and red onion.
Ooooooh, it feels gourmet to make it and it tastes gourmet