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Provolone Burgers

 Provolone Burgers
Grilled hamburgers that are seasoned with garlic, onion and herbs and topped with melted cheese are a summertime staple for us. A nice change of pace from the usual American or cheddar, mild provolone cheese is great on these beef patties. -Cheryl Maczko Arthurdale, West Virginia
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 sandwich rolls, split
  • Lettuce leaves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  • Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or
  • until a meat thermometer reaches 160°.
  • Top each patty with a cheese slice; grill 1 minute longer or until
  • cheese is melted. Grill rolls cut side down for 1-2 minutes or until
  • toasted. Top each with a burger and lettuce. Yield: 8 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.