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Gorgonzola and Pancetta Burger

October 14, 2012
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Gorgozola and Pancetta Burgers

This is one of my favorite burgers I have made in a long time. I make burgers all the time and try to come up with new combinations. This one is a combination of some delicious flavors including pancetta and fresh thyme. I made the burgers even more delicious by stuffing them with gorgonzola cheese…

  • ½ cup pancetta, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 4 Ciabatta rolls
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Lettuce

Heat a small frying pan with the pancetta. Add the oil and sauté on medium heat for a minute. Add the shallots, garlic and fresh thyme. Saute on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool. Add the mixture to the ground beef. Add salt and egg and mix well.
Divide the mixture into four parts. Take each part and form a ball. Flatten it and add 2 tablespoons of cheese in the middle. Fold the meat over the cheese and form a patty. Repeat and make three more patties. Cook on the grill or cook top. Serve on a Ciabatta roll with tomatoes and lettuce.

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