Apr 1 2011
Without further ado, here is the recipe of my famous pizza steak with tomato and mozzarella!
500 grams ground beef
1 large onion, chopped finely
2 garlic cloves, crushed
70g (1 cup) breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly whisked salt & ground black pepper, to taste
1 tsp. dried marjoram
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 package fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 3 slices 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 3 slices each
Prepare all your ingredients before you begin. It is important to use mince from a cut of meat that has a little fat. This will not only add flavour, it also ensures a tender burger by preventing the patties from drying out during cooking.However, mince that is too fatty will expel the excess fat during cooking, causing the patties to shrink and toughen considerably. The egg acts as a binding ingredient so that the patties can be easily shaped. It also helps them hold together when cooked.
Place ground beef, onion, garlic, oregano, marjoram, breadcrumbs and egg in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until evenly combined. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion with your hands into a patty.
Grill burgers 10 to 12 minutes (over medium heat) or to the desired doneness. Turn once, and add tomato and mozzarella slices on top of the burgers just to slightly melt.
Serve hot and drizzle with balsamic reduction or balsamic glaze!