Since I started the blog I haven't posted a meat recipe, so I thought it was about time. The reason is that I rarely buy meat nowadays. There's so much to explore. However Italian tradition has a great tradition of "secondi", main dishes.
Hope you will like this recipe, it's inspired by italian "tramezzini di carne" famous in many Italian regions.
Ingredients (makes 6 servings)
- 600 gr minced meat (beef and pork)
- 150 gr ham
- 150 gr cheese (a kind that would melt easily, like provola, cheddar or swiss cheese)
- 30 gr gluten free breadcrumbs
- 30 gr parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp minced parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl, mix together the minced meat, the gluten free breadcrumbs, the eggs, parmesan, parsley and a pinch of salt. Mix together until you can form a bowl.
- Divide the meat in 12 equal portions and get ready to create the burgers, with the help of a cooking ring. Place the ring on a flat surface (plate or cutting board) and cover it with cling film.
- Create the burgers in 3 steps: place 1 portion of meat and press it until in becomes flat and even. Make sure the sides are a little higher, it will help you to seal them properly. Stuff each burger with a piece of ham and cheese in the middle. Top with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal.
- If you have time, let the patties rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Before cooking, cover both sides of the burgers with gluten free breadcrumbs.
- Cook in a pan with a drizzle of oil, 3 minutes per each side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve while hot!
TIPS: If you want to make it lighter and healthier, you can cook the patties in the oven, for 20-25 minutes at 180 °C. Looking for more variety? Stuff the burgers however you like, it's fun to try different variations.
Have you tried it? Do you have any suggestions? Leave your comment!