1 lb ground sirloin (don’t use any higher fat that 80/20)
2 tsps Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
1/4 lb prosciutto (or about 8 thin slices)
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella packed in water
1 fresh RIPE tomato (preferably Jersey or
beefsteak- none of the flavorless grocery store types allowed!!!) Florida
¼ c lite mayonnaise (you could use full strength but I’m watching my girlish figure- ha!)
Handful of fresh basil leaves- maybe 25 leaves? More if you really like basil
3 garlic cloves
Pinch of salt
Fresh ground pepper
In a mixing bowl add ground sirloin, garlic powder, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Mix just until incorporated, do not OVER blend the meat mixture. Evenly divide the beef into 4 portions by making a cross with the side of your hand in the bowl.
Next, in a food processor, add your mayonnaise and basil and a dash of salt. Pulse until basil is broken down. If you don’t have food processor, don’t fret! Just chop the basil and garlic as finely as possible and mix into mayo. Place in refrigerator to chill until you are ready to dress the burger.
Meanwhile, heat your grill (or frying pan) to medium high heat. Grab a hunk of your hamburger and portion in to a patty about a ½ inch thick. Put in pan and repeat with the remaining mixture.Cook to temperature, for Medium rare about 2 minutes each side, 3 for medium, 4 for medium well, and 5 for well.
While you are waiting for the beef to cook, dress your buns with the basil mayonnaise and place patty on the bottom bun. Add a slice of fresh mozzarella, 2 slices of prosciutto, tomato and a drizzle of olive oil and vinegar. Top with your other bun and dig in!