Italian Ciabatta Cheeseburgers

with Mozzarella, Onion and Balsamic Greens

 

By Hello Fresh

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4

Nutrition: 830 Calories

Ingredients:

 

  • Red Onion- 1
  • Garlic- 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato Paste- 1 tbsp
  • Balsamic Vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Ground Beef- 20 oz.
  • Mozzarella Cheese- 1 cup
  • Ciabatta Bread- 4
  • Heirloom Grape Tomatoes- 8 oz.
  • Spring Mix Lettuce- 4 oz.
  • Dried Cranberries- 2 oz.

1  PREHAEAT OVEN AND COOK ONION.    Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and 2 tsp sugar. Cook, tossing, until browned, 6-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.

 

MAKE VINAIGRETTE.    While onion cooks, mince or grate garlic until you have ½ tsp. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 TBSP tomato paste, 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar, 2 TBSP olive oil, and as much minced garlic as you like (we sent more tomato paste and vinegar than needed). Season with salt and pepper.

 

3 COOK BURGERS.       Wipe out pan used for onion, then heat a large drizzle of olive oil in it over medium-high heat. Shape beef into 4 patties. Season all over with salt and pepper. Add to pan and cook until just shy of desired doneness, 2-4 minutes per side. Sprinkle mozzarella on top of each. Cover pan and continue cooking until cheese melts, about 1 minute more.

 

4  TOAST BREAD AND PREP.       While burgers cook, split ciabatta in half. Toast in oven or toaster oven until golden, 3-5 minutes (place them on a baking sheet first if toasting in oven). Halve tomatoes lengthwise.

 

5  TOSS SALAD.   Add lettuce, tomatoes, and cranberries to bowl with vinaigrette and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

 

6  ASSEMBLE AND SERVE.      Fill ciabattas with burgers, onion and a small amount of salad. Divide between plates and serve with remaining salad on the side.