Tuscan Summer Sun-dried Tomato Burger

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Tuscan Summer Sun-dried Tomato Burger is moist, flavorful and certainly not your ordinary burger. It is eye catching.

tuscan summer burger

Hi Slow Roasters, thank you for joining us to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of The Slow Roasted Italian
It has been such an amazing year.  When I first started this blog, I
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EVERY week, just to show you our appreciation.

This week we are sharing an amazing line of products from Mooney Farms
Mooney Farms Bella Sun Luci line features a fabulous array of Sun-dried
Tomatoes.  I am so happy to have created a Summer Grilling
Celebration burger for you with Bella Sun Luci Sun-dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil
& Herbs – Julienne Cut.  The Tuscan Summer Sun-dried Tomato Burger
is moist, flavorful and certainly not your ordinary burger.  It is eye
catching.  My Italian family went crazy over this spectacular
creation.  You are going to love it too!

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Tuscan Summer Sun-dried Tomato Burger

Donna Elick
Hi Slow Roasters, thank you for joining us to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of The Slow Roasted Italian. It has been such an amazing year.
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Grill
Servings 6

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup Bella Sun Luci julienne-cut sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and herbs, drained
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 6 ciabatta buns, buttered
  • 1 recipe basil pesto, or your favorite store bought recipe
  • 32 thin slices roasted red peppers, your favorite recipe or store bought

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a large bowl combine beef, onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Romano cheese, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined, being careful to not overwork the meat. Form into 6 ounce patties (6 burgers) slightly larger than your bun. Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks.
  • Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger! Add mozzarella cheese for the last minute of cooking.
  • Reduce grill to low and place buns on grill (inside down) for about 1 minute, until they are golden brown with grill marks. Remove buns and prepare with 2-3 tablespoons of pesto on the bottom bun. Place cheeseburger on top and 4 slices of roasted red peppers on top.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 512cal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 3750mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 4g | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 6mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Sun-dried tomatoes happen to be one of my favorite
ingredients to cook with, so you can imagine how excited I was when they
contacted us to try their products.  I was giddy when the package
arrived and I was able to sink my teeth into these amazingly flavorful
sun-dried tomatoes. 

We were also able to try Mooney Farms’ extra virgin olive oil.  I was
pleasantly surprised by the fruity and fragrant olive oil when I opened
the bottle.  After appreciating the aroma, I drizzled it on a piece of
crusty bread and savored the flavor.  Pesto with this olive oil was
definitely in my future!  More on that recipe later this week.

After trying many of the products and making pastas, bruschetta, roasted
potatoes and so much more.  I was thrilled and knew I had to share this
line with our readers.  I am happy to tell you that Mooney Farms is
very generously giving away a Mediterranean Gift basket with an
approximate retail value of $125 to one lucky TSRI reader.

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Giveaway Rules  GIVEAWAY CLOSED

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248 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely giveaway! I "like" The Slow Roasted Italian on Facebook and commented.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love sun dried tomatoes and this burger was so wonderful. Very fresh flavor and easily beyond restaurant quality!

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