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Grilled Tomato Basil Burgers

Hamburger Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices smoked provolone (such as Tillamook)
  • Hamburger buns
  • mayonnaise

Grilled Tomatoes & Basil

  • 3 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 basil leaves, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Prepare the burger patties. Mix together ground beef, Worcestershire, salt, garlic and pepper together. Use your hands to mix well. Divide into 4 equal parts and form into patties. Make the patties a little bigger than the burger buns because they will shrink when cooking.
  3. Mix the cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper together in a bowl. Toss to coat. Place on top of a sheet of aluminum foil and bring the foil up at the sides to close them, then close the top.
  4. Place tomatoes on the grill and cook 5 – 7 minutes or until they burst and release their juices. Remove tomatoes from the grill, allow to cool for a few minutes. Carefully open the aluminum foil and sprinkle with basil.
  5. Place the burgers on the grill and grill until cooked through, about 3 – 5 minutes per side. During the last minute place the provolone on top of the burger. Continue cooking until it melts slightly.
  6. To assemble a burger: place patty on bottom bun, spoon tomatoes over the top. Spread mayonnaise on top bun and place on top of burger. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

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