5 Cheese Antipasti Burger

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

With strawberry and melon essences, this American original is perfectly at home with however you like to unwind.


Bun mixture:
4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Burger ingredients:
2 ½ lbs. ground beef
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons grated Romano cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon cilantro chopped
2 eggs beaten slightly
1 ½ cups Italian Bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Cheese mixture:
½ cup asiago cheese, grated
½ cup ricotta cheese
½ cup Romano cheese grated

6 Kaiser buns
6 slices whole milk mozzarella cheese

Sandwich ingredients:
3 cups romaine lettuce (or any lettuce) washed dried and torn into bite size pieces
4 medium tomatoes, thinly slice
2 banana peppers, seeded and chopped



Wipe grill with a vegetable oil and heat grill to medium

Whisk together olive oil and basil in a small mixing bowl, until well blended. Set aside

In a medium size mixing bowl combine all the ingredients for burgers and blend well. Shape into 6 round patties. Grill burgers over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink, turning once. When burgers are almost done place mozzarella cheese on burgers and set the Kaiser buns, flat side down on grill until golden brown.

Meanwhile prepare the cheese mixture in a medium size mixing bowl, gently combine the cheeses and set aside.

Set Kaiser buns on 6 plates and brush the olive oil and basil mixture evenly on flat sides of Kaiser buns; divide salad greens, tomato slices and banana peppers and place on buns. Place patties on buns, cut horizontally and remove the top part of the burger. Spoon cheese mixture on each burger, put the other half of burger back on and spoon more cheese on and close sandwich. Salt and ground pepper to taste.