Prosciutto Wrapped Burger with Bleu Cheese
Cuisine: American
Author: Kitchens
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
When mixing the ingredients, make sure to remove your jewelry, particularly rings, before starting.
  • 1 pound ground beef (90%) or bison
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/4 Cup bread crumbs or panko (not seasoned)
  • 1/4 Cup sundried tomatoes, rehydrated and chopped
  • 1/2 Cup bleu cheese, divided (Danish bleu, Gorgonzola, Roquefort)
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices proscuitto, not thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 thick tomato slices, heirloom or beefsteak
  • 8 basil leaves, fresh
  • olive oil and balsamic vinegar for drizzling
  1. Mix meat, egg, bread crumbs, sundried tomatoes and 1/4 Cup bleu cheese in a large bowl. Form into four patties. Place each patty in the middle of one slice of proscuitto, fold up sides.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add burgers and cook until proscuitto is brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. Flip and repeat on other side until burger is cooked to desired doneness.
  3. Serve by topping with one slice of tomato, two basil leaves, a sprinkling of the remaining bleu cheese and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Pairs well with giardiniera, a mixture of pickled vegetables, or with a hearty salad.

Serve with an Italian red wine.
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