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    Italian Beefburgers

    This speedy recipe is packed with the irresistible summer flavours of basil, olives and melting mozzarella cheese - the taste of Italy in a burger.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus 20 minutes chilling
    • Cooking time: 12 minutes to 16 minutes
    • Total time: 47 minutes to 51 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • 500g pack Waitrose Extra Lean British Ground Beef
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 4 tbsp Waitrose Basil Pesto Sauce
    • 2 tbsp Waitrose Spanish Sliced Black Olives in brine, drained and chopped
    • 125g pack Galbani Santa Lucia Mozzarella, drained and roughly chopped
    • Oil, for brushing


    1. Preheat the barbecue or grill. In a large bowl, mix the beef, onion, garlic and pesto with your hands, then knead in the olives, mozzarella and season.
    2. With wet hands, shape into 4 burgers, brush with a little oil and chill for 20 minutes. Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked, the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.
    3. Cut 4 baked Waitrose Ready to Bake Italian Recipe Ciabatta Rolls in half and add some slices of tomato. Top with a burger and some rocket, then drizzle a little Waitrose Sundried Tomato and Balsamic Vinegar Dressing over. Serve with Waitrose Straight Cut Oven Chips.

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    Cook's tips

    These burgers can be frozen. Open-freeze the patties on a tray lined with greaseproof paper until firm, then pack into labelled containers or freezer bags and freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge before cooking.


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