Brie Stuffed Burger with Spicy Scallion Mayo

Brie Stuffed Burger with Spicy Scallion Mayo

Makes 4 large burgers.

Ingredients:
For spicy scallion paste:
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, thinly sliced
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mayonnaise

For the burgers:
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
Salt and freshly ground pepper
4 ounces brie cheese, rind removed and cut into 4 pieces
Vegetable oil, for brushing
4 Sadie Rose Pretzel Buns, sliced.
1 large tomato, cut in 1/4-inch slices
1 head of butter lettuce, leaves separated

Instructions:
Make spicy scallion paste:
In a food processor, pulse scallions, garlic, chile, lemon zest, olive oil, and salt together until a chunky paste forms. Set 4 tablespoons aside. With remaining scallion paste, mix it with 1/4 cup mayonnaise; set aside and refrigerate for later use.

Make burgers:
Light a grill or place a grill pan on the stove over high heat. In a medium-sized bowl, season ground beef with salt and pepper and form 8 thin patties. Top 4 patties with a slice of Brie and a tablespoon of scallion paste. Top with the 4 remaining patties, pinching the edges to seal.

Brush burgers with oil and grill over high heat, turning once or twice, about 8 minutes for medium-rare patties. Two minutes before serving, grill hamburger buns until toasted.

To assemble burgers:
Spread a thin layer of reserved scallion mayonnaise on insides of buns. Fill each bun with a burger, tomato, and lettuce.

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of and recipe adapted from www.foodandwine.com