Sandwich your burgers between two crispy, buttery garlic bread buns for a fantastic flavor mashup.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1½ teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/8 cup grated Parmesan
- 1½ teaspoons garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 loaf French bread
- 12 slices provolone cheese
For the burgers:
1. Place ground beef in a large mixing bowl and add the minced garlic, salt, pepper, onion powder and thyme. Using either your hands or a masher to mix, evenly work ingredients into the beef.
2. Divide the meat into six portions, shaping them into large burgers. Use your thumb to press a divot into the center of each burger to prevent it from bulging while it grills.
3. Wrap burgers in plastic wrap and allow flavors to meld in the refrigerator while you make the garlic butter and garlic mayo.
For the garlic butter:
Place butter in a small mixing bowl, then add garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Mash thoroughly with a fork, stirring until evenly mixed. Set aside.
For the garlic mayo:
Combine mayo, garlic and paprika in a small mixing bowl. Return to the fridge until ready to plate and serve.
To assemble and serve:
1. Slice each loaf of French bread crosswise into thirds, then slice each of those pieces in half. Brush with garlic butter and set aside.
2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (between 350°F-400°F) and brush with oil. When ready, place burgers over the flame, grilling 5 minutes per side. Baste the burgers with garlic butter as they cook, taking care to monitor the flame for any hot spots.
3. After grilling for 10 minutes, move burgers to cooler side of grill, cover with 2 slices provolone and close the lid. The cheese will melt in 1-2 minutes.
4. Remove burgers from grill, and let rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, place the French bread buns (covered in garlic butter) over the medium-high flame. Remove after 4-5 minutes or when golden brown.
5. Place burgers between French bread buns and top with garlic mayo. Enjoy!
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