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La Chertosa Wines

Basil Cheeseburgers

Basil Cheeseburgers
Recipe Date:
June 15, 2021
Serving Size:
Cook Time:
Imperial (US)
This recipe was provided courtesy of Vella Cheese Company in Sonoma.
  • 2 lbs ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken or lamb)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Vella Pesto Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsps Vella Dry Monterey Jack Cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

In a large bowl, mix the ground meat with salt, pepper and egg.

Divide into 6 portions.

Mix remaining ingredients and divide those into 6 portions as well.

Form each portion of meat around a portion of the basil mixture, and flatten slightly into a patty.

Preheat grill, broiler, or skillet and cook each burger to desired taste -- approximately 5 minutes on each side for rare, 7 for medium, and 8 for well done.

Serve on French rolls with lettuce, freshly sliced tomatoes and a little Dijon mustard.  Go easy on the pickles and ketchup because they don't always pair well with the basil and garlic.  I prefer pepperoncini peppers.  Serve Parmesan & Garlic Fries as a side.