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Author Notes: This recipe was inspired by the artichoke dip that I often make for family get-togethers. It's a favourite and I thought it would be nice to recreate those flavours in a burger. Everyone loved them! I hope you will too...enjoy! - thebackyardchef
for the burgers
- 1 large red pepper
- 1 pound good quality lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons bacon bits
- 4 artichoke hearts (use the canned variety), finely chopped
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 ciabatta buns
for the lime mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- zest of 1 lime
- 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- wash the red pepper, cut it into quarters, clean out seeds and set aside
- place the ground beef in a large mixing bowl, add the bacon bits and chopped artichoke hearts;set aside
- in a small bowl mix together the garlic, 1 tbsp mayonnaise, lemon juice and zest, paprika, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and blend together well
- add the cheese mixture to the ground beef mixture and mix together well with your hands; divide into 4 equal parts and shape into hamburger patties; set aside
- in a small bowl make the lime mayonnaise by combining the 4 tbsp mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice and black pepper; refrigerate until needed
- heat grill to medium-high heat and cook hamburger patties and red pepper quarters for 5 minutes on each side; transfer to a plate
- cut roasted red pepper quarters into thin slices
- cut buns in half and top with hamburgers, a good dollop of lime mayonnaise and red pepper slices; serve and enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Beef Burgers