marketplace burger

★★★★★ 4
By Naylet LaRochelle
from Miami, FL

I love this burger because of all its wonderful flavors! Marinated tomatoes, grilled onions, and a patty with sundried tomatoes, pairs deliciously with a sweet, rich, creamy Gorgonzola cheese spread. Mmmmm, these flavors bring to mind a marketplace café in Tuscany! This burger can be made indoors or on an outdoor grill.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Fancy flavor, easy prep! The fresh ingredients in this lovely recipe really make the flavors pop and bring a restaurant-style experience to your kitchen table.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 4
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For marketplace burger

  • 1 lb
    ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped sundried tomatoes packed in olive oil, reserving 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, grated
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh oregano leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt, or more to taste
  • 4
    thin slices heirloom tomato or beefsteak tomato
  • 2 Tbsp
    basil, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 2 pinch
    salt
  • 4 oz
    whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    snipped chives
  • 4
    thin slices red onion
  • 4
    thin slices salami
  • 4
    ciabatta rolls, split
  • 1 1/2 c
    arugula

How To Make marketplace burger

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine ground beef, sundried tomatoes (reserve oil for brushing on onion and bread), garlic, oregano, and kosher salt. Handling meat as little as possible, mix until combined. Form mixture into 4 patties to fit bun size. Cover; set aside.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, add tomato slices, basil, balsamic vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt. Toss to coat. Let sit while preparing burger.
  • 3
    In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, Gorgonzola, and chives until mixed.
  • 4
    Preheat large grill pan over medium high heat on stovetop. Brush 1 tablespoon reserved sundried tomato oil over red onions. Place onions on grill; grill 3-4 minutes, flipping once, or until grill marks appear. Place salami slices on grill pan; grill 3-4 minutes or until slightly crisp.
  • 5
    Grill hamburger patties, flipping once, 4-5 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Transfer patties to a plate; cover to keep warm.
  • 6
    Brush remaining 2 tablespoons sundried tomato oil over each cut side of bread. Place cut side down on grill; toast lightly, about 1-2 minutes.
  • 7
    To assemble burger: Spread Gorgonzola cheese spread over cut side of each bottom bun. Top each with arugula, a burger patty, salami slice, tomato slice, and red onion. Close each with a top bun. Serve immediately.
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