#1 Mediterranean Burger

Runner Up, 1996 Bays English Muffin Contest

by Wolfgang Hanau


In a bowl combine the beef, lamb, figs and dates, olive oil, paprika, thyme, oregano, mint and season to taste. Mix well but handle the mixture as little as possible to avoid compacting it. Divide into 8 equal portions the size of a Bays English Muffin.


In a grill with a cover, prepare a medium-hot fire for direct heat cooking. When the grill is ready, spray with olive oil and place patties on top. Cover and grill the burgers 4 minutes on each side for medium rare. During the last few minutes brush the cut side of the muffin with garlic oil and place, cut side down, the muffin on the grill. Toast lightly.

While the patties are on the grill, made a salad of tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, basil and pepper rings.

Place 1 generous tablespoon salad onto the bottom half of each grilled Bays English Muffin. Add the grilled burger patty, more of the salad and finally top half of the Bays English Muffin.

Serves 8


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