Caesar Salad Beef Burgers on Garlic Crostini




Caesar Salad Beef Burgers on Garlic Crostini

Caesar Salad Beef Burgers on Garlic Crostini
Total Recipe Time:  30 minutes
Makes 4 servings


1-1/2 pounds ground beef3 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper4 romaine lettuce leaves1/4 cup freshly shaved or grated Parmesan cheeseGarlic Crostini:8 slices sourdough bread (about 4 x 3 x 1/2-inch)Extra virgin olive oil2 large cloves garlic, cut lengthwise into quarters


  1. Combine ground beef, minced garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 3/4-inch thick patties, shaping to fit the bread slices.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 13 to 14 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  3. Meanwhile, brush both sides of bread slices lightly with oil. Place bread around outer edge of grid. Grill a few minutes until lightly toasted, turning once. Remove bread slices from grid; rub both sides of each slice with a garlic quarter.
  4. Place one lettuce leaf on four of the bread slices; top each with a burger. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; cover with remaining bread slices. Cut burgers in half; arrange on lettuce-lined platter, if desired.


Use a vegetable peeler to quickly shave Parmesan cheese.Cook's Tip:  Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Nutrition information per serving: 551 calories; 26 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 11 g monounsaturated fat); 12 mg cholesterol; 1145 mg sodium; 35 g carbohydrate; 2.3 g fiber; 41 g protein; 9.6 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 3.6 mcg vitamin B12; 5.1 mg iron; 49.1 mcg selenium; 8.8 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.
© Cattlemen's Beef Board and American National CattleWomen, Inc.


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