Everything Burgers

About This Recipe

Yield:4 servings
This recipe appears in: Burger Recipes for Labor Day


  • 2 slices Italian or French bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 pound ground chuck
  • 1/3 pound ground veal
  • 1/3 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 deli-style onion rolls


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toast the bread on both sides until completely dry and lightly browned, checking often to avoid burning. Cool and process in a blender or food processor to form fine breadcrumbs.

  2. 2

    Meanwhile, heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring often, until fragrant and lightly browned.

  3. 3

    Using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix together the breadcrumbs, ground meats, saut&eaecute;ed onion and garlic, tomato paste, and grated cheese in a large bowl, until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper. Add the beaten egg and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. 4

    Preheat a broiler or a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat. Form 4 patties of equal size and grill them, flipping once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side.

  5. 5

    Split the deli rolls in half and, 1 minute before the burgers are done, toast them on the grill. Serve on the toasted rolls.

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