Sunday, August 28, 2016

Recipe Share: Basil Burger with Grilled Corn on the Cob

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.

Ingredients:
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

Basil Sauce:
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

Directions:
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. 

Enjoy!!

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