Tuscan Olive Burger
Contributed with permission by ARA Content.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1½ pound ground beef sirloin
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Olive bread slices (optional, you can substitute hamburger buns)
  • 8 slices Sargento Baby Swiss cheese
  • ¾ cup green olive tapenade
  • Juice and zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 1 6-ounce jar artichokes in olive oil
  • 1 roasted red bell pepper (peeled, seeded and diced)
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 8 slices Sargento Baby Swiss cheese
  1. For the olive tapenade mayonnaise: In a food processor, combine olives, lemon, mayonnaise and capers. Process until smooth. Chill.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine artichoke salad, olive oil and roasted peppers and mix well.
  3. Pre heat grill at medium high heat. Mold ground beef into 4 to 6-ounce patties and season with salt and pepper. Place burgers on grill and cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Top each burger with 2 slices Sargento Swiss cheese and melt. Grill olive bread slices or hamburger buns lightly.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon tapenade mayonnaise over 4 slices of bread. Top with burgers. Top burgers with artichoke salad and serve.
Recipe by Webicurean at http://blog.webicurean.com/2007/08/29/tuscan-olive-burger/