The Godfather Burger

Recipe by Kim D.
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • ~NOTE~ I use Recipe #82337 for the buns which can be made up a day ahead of time or several weeks ahead of time if frozen. The recipe makes 2 loafs, but I divide the dough to make 8 buns. If you don't have time to make the focaccia buns, then regular buns can be used.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine bread and milk and allow to sit for several minutes.
  • Squeeze the milk from the bread and discard milk.
  • In the same mixing bowl, combine the wet bread, ground beef, garlic, parmesan cheese, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, pepper, and salt.
  • Mix ingredients by hand to combine well.
  • Divide meat mixture into 4 and form 4 patties about 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil with butter.
  • Once butter is melted, add sliced red onions and saute until tender, but not brown.
  • Remove onions from skillet and place on a plate.
  • Place patties in hot skillet.
  • Cook patties 5-6 minutes on each side, or until done to your liking.
  • While patties are cooking, you can toast the buns, if desired.
  • Just before patties are done, place 1 slice of provolone cheese and 1 slice on mozzarella on top of each patty and allow to melt.
  • Remove patties from skillet and place them on paper towels to drain.
  • Place each patty on a rosemary focaccia bun.
  • Top each patty with a slices of roasted red bell pepper and a few grilled onions.
  • Serve open face and allow your guest to dress up their burgers with the condiment of their choice - such as lettuce, tomatoes, mayo and mustard.
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