Tuscan-Style Burgers with Prosciutto

Made with a delicious combination of Tuscan-inspired ingredients including crumbled gorgonzola cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh garlic, parsley and a bit of balsamic vinegar, these burgers are loaded with flavor. Grilled and served on soft, whole wheat rolls with slices of tomato, fontina cheese and prosciutto they really are a meal-in-a-bun.

Tuscan-Style Burgers with Prosciutto

Tuscan-Style Burgers with Prosciutto

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These delicious burgers are flavored with gorgonzola cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic and served topped with melted fontina cheese, thin-sliced prosciutto and fresh tomato.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (grass-fed if possible)
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 round sandwich buns
  • 4 slices ripe tomato
  • 4 slices fontina cheese
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto

Instructions

  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to a medium-high temperature (about 400°F).
  2. Place the ground beef, garlic, gorgonzola cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, parsley, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, combine the ingredients gently and form into 4 equally sized patties. Chill for 15 minutes.
  3. Oil the grill grates, add the burgers and cook until you see juices start to accumulate on the top of the patties, approximately 4 minutes. Carefully flip the bugers and continue grilling for 2 minutes. Top each burger with a slice of fontina and grill until cooked to your liking, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Place a slice of tomato on the bottom half of each roll. Season with a little salt and pepper, then add a burger and top with a slice of prosciutto. Serve immediately.