Cheesy roasted garlic burgers recipe

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A yummy sandwich indeed. Roasted garlic with basil and cheese. This burger is a sure winner!

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes


  • 2 garlic bulbs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ¾ cup Parmesan (grated)
  • 1/3 cup onion (finely sliced)
  • ⅓ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes (snipped finely)
  • ½ cup basil (freshly chopped)
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ lb ground beef
  • 8 oz Italian sausage
  • 6 oz Mozzarella cheese
  • 6 rolls Ciabatta or round, (opened)
  • olive oil
  • baby spinach leaves
  • ripe olives for garnishing
  • olive mayo (mix ½ cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp. olive tapenade)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil
How to Make It
  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove tips from the garlic bulbs and the loose papery leaves.
  3. Make some foil parcels by spreading the foil; placing the bulbs in the middle, cut side down and drizzle with 1 tbsp. olive oil.
  4. Now fold the foil to make a package. Roast garlic until the cloves are soft and starting to pull loose, roughly 35 mins.
  5. When it’s cooled, mash the cloves out to form a paste.
  6. Combine crushed garlic with the onion, Parmesan, basil, dried tomatoes, pepper, and salt.
  7. Lightly mix, then add the meats, again mix very lightly and shape into 12 patties: ½ inch thick and 4” wide.
  8. Slice the mozzarella into 6 (½” wide) slices. Place cheese on half the patties with then cover the “patty sandwich” with the other 6 patties.
  9. Pinch the edges of the sandwich together to seal. This prevents the cheese from leaking out.
  10. Preheat the grill, then reduce heat to medium-hot. Lay the patties onto a rack away from the heat, close the grill and cook until done.
  11. Serve and enjoy.

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