Caesar Salad Beef Burgers on Garlic CrostiniMakes 4 servings.
1 lb 95% lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
salt and pepper
4 Romaine lettuce leaves
1/2 cup freshly shaved or grated Parmesan cheese
8 slices sourdough bread (about 4 x 3 x 1/2")
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 large cloves garlic, cut lengthwise into quarters
> Combine ground beef, minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2" patties.
> Grill, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes to medium (160 F) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Meanwhile brush both sides of bread slices lightly with oil. Place bread around outer edge of grill. Grill a few minutes until lightly toasted, turning once. Remove bread slices. Rub both sides of each slice with garlic quarter.
> Place lettuce leaf on four of bread slices, top each with burger. Sprinkle evenly with cheese; cover with remaining bread slices. Cut burgers in half if desired.