Tuesday, May 4, 2010

" Italian" Burgers

I have had a Busy Weekend and the weather here has been just beautiful.. Friday night we decided to BBQ and I made my Juicy Italian Burgers with Basil Mayo . The basil really gives the burger a fresh bite and it is just delicious Hubby loved them and so did the rest of my company who included my Sister who is the worlds pickiest Eater.

" Italian" Burgers
Makes about 4 patties - Cook time 10-15 min depending on how well done you like them
  • 1 lbs of Grounded beef Sirloin
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 6 Sprigs of parsley chop only leaves
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 4 slices of Provolone Cheese
  • Burger rolls or Italian rolls
  • Basil Mayo ( Recipe Bellow)


In a Large bowl mix the first 7 ingredients with your hands making sure everything is well blended. Form 4 Patties and put on the grill for about 10 min flipping once . About 1 min before you are ready to serve them place the sliced provolone on top to melt over the patties. Take off the Grill and on to your rolls . Serve with Basil mayo also great with arugula and tomatoes.

Basil Mayo

Makes about 1 cup


  • 8 Basil Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp of olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Mayo
  • A pinch of salt and pepper


In a small Food processor place the basil leaves and olive oil and pulse about 3 times so it becomes almost like a paste. Scoop it out into a small bowl and mix in Mayo and salt and pepper.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did it is great for a summer BBQ and believe me the mayo makes the burgers Pop with Flavor .