Tomato Basil and Grilled-Cheeze Burgers
I LOVE tomato basil soup and grilled cheese so why not add a juicy burger!
Sauce for Patties
1 10.75 oz can condensed tomato soup
1 6 oz can tomato paste
Â½ Tb Worcestershire sauce
Â½ Tb dried basil
3 Tb brown sugar
1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground sirloin
Â½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 Tb fresh chopped basil
24 slices rye bread
Â¾ cup olive oil
12 slices Munster cheese
Â¼ cup sour cream
Â¼ cup mayonnaise
Â¼ tsp minced garlic
4 Tb cheese croutons
2 large red ripe tomatoes sliced very thin
Preheat grill to medium/high
In a medium bowlâ€¦ add soup, tomato paste,
Worcestershire sauce, basil and brown sugar.
Whisk until combined, set aside.
In a large bowlâ€¦ add ground beef, ground
sirloin, pepper, salt, and basil. Mix with
hands until just combined. Do not over mix.
Form into 6 equal balls and pat into patties
about 3 Â½ inches around.
Spoon half of the soup mixture evenly into
a 9×13 inch pan. Layer the patties on the
soup mixture. Spoon the remainder of the
soup mixture over each patty evenly. Cover
with foil or a lid and set aside.
Using a 3 inch round biscuit or cookie cutter,
cut out the center of the 24 rye bread slices.
Discard the rest or save for another recipe.
Spread bread circles out on a cookie sheet.
Brush one side of each circle with olive oil.
Next assemble 12 grilled-cheese sandwiches,
using bread circles and Munster cheese. Oil
sides facing out. Trim cheese to fit the circles,
but use all trimmings on sandwiches. Set aside.
Place patties on preheated grill,cover and let cook
8 minutes. Grill will smoke a lot from soup
mixture. Flip patties and cook covered about 6-8
minutes or until medium. Remove burgers and
keep warm under foil.
Place each grilled-cheese sandwich on grill.
Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until
Cheese is melted and bread is toasted to
medium brown. Remove and place back on
In small bowl, mix sour cream, mayo, garlic
and croutons until combined.
Assemble each burger with a grilled-cheese
sandwich on bottom, then a burger, next
two slice of tomato, about 1-1/2 Tb of mayo
topping and top with another grilled cheese