Italian Breaded Burgers

With sun-dried tomato pesto and Provolone cheese.  Different and delicious!


1 pound ground sirloin

2 tablespoons butter + 1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

4 teaspoons sun-dried tomato pesto (jarred)

4 slices Provolong cheese

Ciabatta bread


For two burgers:  Form two patties.  Make sure they're fairly flat and indent the middle. 

In a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, oregano, garlic and salt.  In a small bowl, beat the egg.

In medium skillet, melt butter and olive oil.  Dip burgers first in egg, then coat with bread crumb mixture.  Fry over medium heat about 7 minutes, flip, then fry second side 5 - 10 minutes.  Top each burger with two teaspoons pesto and cover each with 2 slices of Provolone.  Cover burgers and cook a few minutes more, just until cheese melts.  Serve on Ciabatta buns.