Tuscan Summer Sun-dried Tomato Burger

serves 6
2 pounds 93% lean ground beef
½ cup finely chopped white onion
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/3 cup Bella Sun Luca julienne-cut sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and herbs, drained
½ cup shredded Romano cheese
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
6 ciabatta buns, buttered
1 recipe basil pesto, or your favorite store bought recipe
32 thin slices roasted red peppers, your favorite recipe or store bought

Preheat grill to high heat.

In a large bowl combine beef, onion, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Romano cheese, salt, and pepper.  Mix until combined, being careful to not overwork the meat.  Form into 6 ounce patties (6 burgers) slightly larger than your bun. Make a slight indentation in the center of the burger to prevent it from doming up in the center. The indentation will rise as your burger cooks.

Grill until golden brown and slightly charred (about 3 minutes), turning once (cook for 3 minutes on the other side for medium). Try not to press down on your burger with a spatula. It will cause the juices to escape and will create a dry burger! Add mozzarella cheese for the last minute of cooking.

Reduce grill to low and place buns on grill (inside down) for about 1 minute, until they are golden brown with grill marks. Remove buns and prepare with 2-3 tablespoons of pesto on the bottom bun. Place cheeseburger on top and 4 slices of roasted red peppers on top.

Serve and enjoy!

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