• Cooking Time: 12
  • Servings: 9
  • Preparation Time: 8



  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 1/4 pounds ground chuck
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 9 small ciabatta rolls, sliced in 1/2
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 9 slices (4 1/2 ounces) Taleggio cheese
  • 9 large basil leaves


  • Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
  • Place the garlic and parsley in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the ground chuck, Parmesan cheese, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Pulse until ingredients are combined. Form the mixture into 9 patties. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes each side.
  • Brush the cut side of each roll with the olive oil and toast on the grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.
  • To serve, place 1 mini burger on the bottom half of each of the rolls. Place 1 slice of Taleggio cheese on top of the burgers. Place the basil leaf on top of the cheese and cover with the top half. Serve.
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