Total recipe time: 35 to 40 minutes
Makes 8 servings
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 package (16 to 18 ounces) refrigerated prepared polenta, cut into 8 slices
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 package (8 ounces) fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
- 2 medium tomatoes, cut into 4 slices each
- Thinly sliced fresh basil
- Bring vinegar to a boil in 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 9 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Set aside.
- Meanwhile lightly shape ground beef into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.
- Brush polenta slices with oil. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill patties, uncovered, 11 to 12 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 10 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning burgers occasionally and basting with 2 tablespoons reduced vinegar after turning. Arrange polenta around patties; grill 11 to 12 minutes (for gas, grill 9 to 10 minutes) or until heated through, turning once. Season burgers with salt and pepper, as desired.
- For each serving, layer 1 each polenta slice, burger, mozzarella slice and tomato slice. Drizzle with remaining vinegar and sprinkle with basil, as desired.
Nutritional Information Per Serving
Nutrition information per serving, using 95% lean ground beef: 271 calories; 1 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 57 mg cholesterol; 391 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 2.3 g fiber; 28 g protein; 4.3 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg vitamin B12; 2.4 mg iron; 16.2 mcg selenium; 4.4 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin, vitamin B6, and iron.
Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean ground beef: 335 calories; 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 67 mg cholesterol; 397 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate; 2.3 g fiber; 27 g protein; 3.8 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg vitamin B12; 2.2 mg iron; 16.1 mcg selenium; 4.3 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitaminB12, selenium and zinc; and a good source of niacin, vitaminB6 and iron.
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/23/10
So easy, so wonderfully summery and delicious! The presentation is impressive -- we've made this for family & friends and everyone loved them!