The kids are grown, now what?: Muffuletta Burger

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Muffuletta Burger

This post is sponsored by Botticelli Foods. I received product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Botticelli Marinara Sauce, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Roasted Red Peppers

I love Italian Food. My family loves Italian food. I make Italian food multiple times each month. Growing up in Chicago I had access to some of the finest Italian food at restaurants and family owned grocery stores. I've lived in South Dakota for 21 years and we don't have anything. I've learned to adapt. I've learned how to cook Italian delicacies at home and I've learned that what I can't find at my local grocery store I can usually find online.

Let me tell you about Botticelli Foods! Botticelli is a FIVE generation family business that began with Extra Virgin Olive Oil production. All their products are made in Italy and imported to the United States. In the Midwest you can find their products at Jewel and Marianos. On the East Coast their products are available at Key Foods and Pathmark. You can also buy some of their products in bulk on Amazon.

Muffuletta Burger

I have been craving a big juicy burger with tons of flavor and that's what you will find with this Muffuletta Burger. A Muffuletta is a sandwich made on round Italian Bread that is slathered with an olive salad. I wanted to do something different so I toasted the buns with Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil and garlic powder and toasted them on the stove. Then slathered the bun with a Giardiniera Salad followed by the burger with melted Provolone cheese for a delicious mouthful.

Giardiniera Salad Ingredients

Giardiniera Salad
1 C Pickled Cauliflower and Carrots, Chopped
1 or 2 Botticelli Roasted Red Peppers, Chopped
1/4 Red Onion, Chopped
1/4 C Capers, Rinsed
1 Garlic Clove, Crushed
1/2 C Italian Dressing

Early in the day, mix together Giardiniear Salad ingredients and refrigerate.

Burger Mix

1 LB 80/20 Ground Beef
1/2 C Ricotta Cheese
1/2 C Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 Egg, Beaten
1/4 C Gluten Free Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Garlic Cloves, Crushed
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1 TSP Kosher Salt
1 TSP Black Pepper
1 TSP Oregano

4 Slices Provolone Cheese

Mix together burger ingredients. Divide into 4 Patties. Cook in frying pan until desired doneness has been reached. I like mine medium so I cooked them for 7-8 minutes per side. Melt Provolone Cheese on burgers. Let burgers rest while you prepare the buns.

Garlic Buns
4 Buns
2 TBSP Botticelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 TSP Garlic Powder
1/2 TSP Kosher Salt

Mix together oil, garlic powder and salt. Brush each side of bun and toast in dry frying pan over medium heat until brown.

Giardiniera Salad

Let's put this burger together!

Slather 1 TBSP Giardiniera Salad on bottom bun. Add burger with melted Provolone and top with bun. Serve with your favorite Italian side and enjoy!

Printable Recipe

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