For those of you that have seen Next Food Network Star, this recipe comes from a winner on that show, Melissa D'Arabian. I really like her, and I really loved this recipe. The basil sauce and using an English Muffin for the bun made this burger so unique and yummy. It's a perfect summer time meal.Here's the printable recipe.
1 1/4 lbs. ground beef (80% lean)
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
4 English muffins, halved horizontally and toasted
1 tomato, sliced and lightly salted
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan
1 green onion, chopped
3 Tbsp. roughly chopped basil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. sour cream
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Quarter the beef into even portions. Form into burgers, indenting the middle slightly with your thumb. Season with salt and pepper, and brush lightly with vegetable oil. Cook on a hot grill until charred on the outside and pink on the inside, about 4 minutes per side. Two minutes before removing the burgers, top the burgers with the mozzarella cheese.
Place the toasted muffins on a serving platter. Place the tomato slices on the bottom, and top each with cooked patties. Spread a tablespoon or two of the basil sauce on each bun top and sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese. Serve extra basil sauce on the side for dipping.
Perfect Basil Sauce:
Blend the green onion, basil, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender until creamy and pale green. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper, if needed.
How I make my grilled corn:
Husk the corn, and place directly onto grill grates that are heated on medium. Turn them every 2 minutes for a total of 10-12 minutes. When the corn gets some color from the grill and the kernels look plump, they are done. Butter, salt and pepper to taste.