An easy bruschetta burger for any night of the week!
I can only speak for myself, but it’s been six weeks of gluttony. Since mid November I’ve been eating, drinking, cooking, baking, eating more and drinking more. I am done, finished, stuffed to the gills. I need my normal life back. My belly needs my normal life back. One can only consume so many cookies.
This easy bruschetta burger is me getting back to life as usual. It’s a simple meal that delivers big flavors. You don’t really expect burger recipes in the winter. Come to think of it, I hardly ever serve my family burgers in the winter. I suppose you could say I’m a fair weather burger consumer. I need to change that; only eating burgers six months out of the year is sort of ridiculous. That means that six months out of the year I am denying myself from juicy deliciousness.
This burger is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. I pan-fried my lean ground beef in a cast iron skillet. I then topped each burger with a thick slice of fresh mozzarella and a few slices of sun-dried tomatoes. Basil adds color and freshness to each bite.
Yes, I’m ready to put the holidays behind me. So long cookies, hello easy bruschetta burgers!
- 1 lb Laura's Lean Ground Beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 8 slices of Italian bread
- Divide beef into 4 equal portions and shape into patties. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add two teaspoons olive oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add patties and cook for 2 minutes. Flip patties and top with cheese. Cook another 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove patties. Coat bread slices with cooking spray and toast bread 30 seconds per side. Remove. Top 4 slices of bread with patties. Top each burger with basil and sun-dried tomatoes and place remaining slices of bread on top.
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 242 Total Fat 12g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 62mg Sodium 382mg Carbohydrates 11g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 21g
Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.