• 1 ½ lbs. ground chuck
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • ¼ cup freshly shaved or grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic Crostini
    • 8 slices sourdough bread (about 4 x 3 x ½-inch)
    • Extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 cloves large garlic, cut lengthwise in quarters
30 Minute, Beef


1. Combine ground beef, minced garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2. Lightly shape into four ¾-inch thick patties, shaping to fit the bread slices.
3. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
4. Meanwhile brush both sides of bread slices lightly with oil. Place bread around outer edge of grid. Grill a few minutes until lightly toasted, turning once. Remove bread slices from grid. Rub both sides of each slice with a garlic quarter.
5. Place one lettuce leaf on four of the bread slices; top each with a burger. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; cover with remaining bread slices. Cut burgers in half, if desired; arrange on lettuce-lined platter, if desired.



Preparation Times

Jason Boulanger, Vermont

Cook's Tip: Use a vegetable peeler to quickly shave Parmesan cheese.