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Burgers With Ricotta Salata and Pickled Zucchini

Burgers With Ricotta Salata and Pickled Zucchini
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the vinegar and sugar with the crushed red pepper and 1 teaspoon salt. With a vegetable peeler, cut the zucchini into ribbons; add to the vinegar mixture and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.) Season with a total of ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  3. Oil the grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155° F for medium, 4 to 5 minutes more. Form sandwiches with the buns, radicchio, burgers, ricotta salata, and pickled zucchini.
By June, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 591Calories From Fat 282
  • Fat 31g
  • Sat Fat 14g
  • Cholesterol 162mg
  • Sodium 1,242mg
  • Protein 38g
  • Carbohydrate 39g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 6mg
  • Calcium 136mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Ricotta
Ricotta salata is aged ricotta cheese. Firm and easy to grate and slice, it makes a tasty addition to pastas and salads.

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