Unlike most burgers, this one is not served on a bun. It is eaten with a knife and fork, not as a sandwich.  Serve it accompanied by a tossed salad.  If you must use bread, try a ciabatta or foccacia, sliced and toasted with olive oil and a hint of garlic.

prosciutto wrapped bleu cheese burger

Prosciutto Wrapped Burger with Bleu Cheese
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When mixing the ingredients, make sure to remove your jewelry, particularly rings, before starting.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 burgers
  • 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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