Recipe by Theresa Rezentes
"These burgers use veal for tender, non-greasy burgers that taste like they're from a bistro! You will be amazed at how easy and tasty they are; perfect for a special cookout."
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bread, torn into small pieces
basil leaves, chopped
minced fresh rosemary
4 (1 ounce) slices
Cheddar or pepper jack cheese
I'm giving this one 4 stars b/c I thought it might be a little bland. Here are the changes I made: I sauteed 2 tbsp chopped garlic in olive oil, then 1 small onion and 1/2 lb of shitake mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Then I tossed it into the food processor and chopped it small and added it to the veal mix. I thought it gave depth that might have been missing. Served on whole wheat rolls with melted brie. My husband and I loved these!
I ended up not having and rosemary around when I made these burgers so I replaced it with chives. I served them with a Garden Salad with Mustard Greens (regular salad, I just replaced half the lettuce with the greens,) stuffed clams & a Pinot Noir I had laying around. Maybe it was the burgers, maybe it was the company, maybe it was because they were grilled on a cold November day in New England, but these burgers were great. I will make these again and highly suggest this recipe to others.
These were fantastic. Didn't change a thing. Served on sourdough toast. Yum!
Left out the Rosemary since we don't like it. Cooked them on the electric George Foreman grill. Very tasty.
My boyfriend said, "It's a keeper!"
I used white pepper and grilled over charcoal, topped them with colby-jack, butter lettuce, tomato, mayo, and yellow mustard.
I rubbed halves of a large summer squash with grapeseed oil and grilled flat-side down to serve alongside.
The herbs should be fresh. It makes all the difference and provides plenty of flavor. I used 3 basil leaves instead of 2 because mine were small.
Will make again!
10/14: larry bought ground veal instead of ground beef. i made these burgers, they were ok, Larry really liked them. i used taragon because i didn't have fresh herbs.
I did whir up 4 white button mushrooms, 3 cloves of garlic and 1/2 cup of Walla Walla sweet onion in a food processor (coarse). Then tossed in a frying pan with a little oil - cooked until tender. Then I followed the rest of the recipe exactly as written, with the addition of the cooled mushroom mixture. I rolled into 8 slider size meatballs and grilled them. No condiments beyond a nice piece of lettuce some homemade aoli (or a little of your favorite mayo). Absolutely a keeper! Will make again and again. BWT, no cheese needed. NOM NOM NOM~ THANKS FOR SHARING!
I changed it a little to suit my taste & what I had available. I sautéed the onions & garlic, but I didn't have the shitake mushrooms. So I used 1/2can of diced tomatoes w/gr.chilies (drained). after the onions & garlic were done, I added them & let the flavors blend together (until cooled).I,also, didn't have any rosemary so I replaced it w/tarragon & 1/4tsp cumin & a pinch of turmeric. Let me tell you, those burgers were amazing! I'm sure that they are amazing even if you follow the original recipe...but I'm the person that always has to tweak it one way or the other LOL :) enjoy!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Bistro Veal Burgers
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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