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ingredients
ingredients
method
step-by-step directions

Capresa Sorpresa Burger

  • For the Burger Patties:
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 pound Ground hot Italian pork sausage
  • Ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 pound Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Basil (for garnish)

For Grilled Peppers:

  • 3 Red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Peppercorns
  • 2 Garlic cloves (crushed)

For the Sandwich:

  • 2 Vidalia or white onion (sliced)
  • 1 Jar of Sundried tomato spread
  • 6 Focaccia bread
  • Olive Oil
step-by-step directions
  • For the Burger Patties: Season beef with salt, pepper, fresh garlic and  liquid smoke. Mix beef with sausage.
  • Form meat into patties roughly 5" in diameter. 
  • Slice cheese into 2-3" slices and lay on top of patty. Add basil and sun dried tomato paste, and top with a second meat patty. Crimp the edges to conceal stuffing, making sure no cheese is exposed. 
  • Pre-heat grill to Medium - High.
  • Place patties on grill and cook for 6 - 8 minutes on each side. 
  • Brush bread with olive oil on both sides. Grill bread until golden
  • Brush onion slices with olive oil and grill for 4 mins on each side.
  • Layer burger patty on bottom bread, topped with onion, pepper, and top bread with sun dried tomato spread. 
  • Place sandwich back on grill and weight with a moderately heavy pot or pan (about 2.5 lbs) -- do not press sandwich, simply allow it to melt together. Cut sandwich and serve.
  • For Grilled Peppers: Grill whole red pepper until skin is charred on all sides. Remove pepper from heat and seal in a paper bag for 30-60 mins. Remove peppers and peel away skin, leaving only the pepper flesh. Place pepper chunks in sanitized jars with olive oil, pepper corns, and crushed garlic.
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