Mediterranean Burgers

Roasted red peppers and basil season the beef for these burgers. After grilling, they're piled high with arugula, cheese, artichoke hearts, and a caper mayonnaise.

Mediterranean Burgers
35 mins
45 mins
by 4.5 2  people
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  • 4 hamburger buns or rolls, split
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons jarred capers, rinsed, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 a medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped roasted red bell pepper (from a 12-ounce jar)
  • 3 tablespoons plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus additional for grill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon red wine or sherry vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 slices provolone
  • 5 artichoke hearts (from a 14-oz. can), drained and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (1 ounce) arugula
Preheat grill to gill pan to moderate heat. Grill rolls, cut side down, until just golden, about 1 minute; set aside.
Combine mayonnaise, garlic, capers, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Cover and set aside.
Using hands, gently mix sirloin, onion, roasted pepper, bread crumbs, oil, bail, oregano, vinegar, rosemary, salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl until just combined. Shape into 4 (1 inch thick) patties.
Lightly oil grill rack or pan. Grill burgers, turning once, about 8 minutes for medium well. Just before removing from grill, top each burger with 1 slice of cheese and heat until slightly melted.
Spread a heaping tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each bun. Layer with artichoke slices, burger and arugula; cover with top half of bun. Serve immediately.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 820, Fat, total (g) 60, chol. (mg) 114, sat. fat (g) 16, carb. (g) 36, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 35, sodium (mg) 983, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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