Proscuitto Wrapped Burger with Melon Slaw

Yields: 2 burgers
For slaw
1 1/2 cups julienned cantaloupe
1 tablespoon finely chopped basil
2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

For burgers
1/2 pound ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
4 slices prosciutto
2 Sadie Rose Brioche rolls
A few leaves lettuce, preferably butter lettuce

To make the slaw, combine the first three ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
Place ground beef in a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, and use your hands to mix well, then shape into two patties about 3/4 of an inch thick. Wrap each patty in prosciutto by making an x on top of the patty, then tucking under to encase the beef almost completely.
Heat up your gas or charcoal grill until very hot–you should only be able to hold your hand directly above it for a second or two. Grill burgers, prosciutto “seam” side up first, to your desired doneness, about 3-5 minutes.
Drain excess moisture from the slaw, and assemble burgers: bun, lettuce, burger, slaw, bun. Enjoy!

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