Saltimbocca Burgers

Sage, lemon and garlic seasoned veal burgers are topped with crispy prosciutto di Parma and slathered with gorgonzola butter for this scrumptious burger.


  • 4 ounces gorgonzola dolce
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 pounds ground veal or chicken
  • 12 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pasted or grated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
  • 4 slices prosciutto di Parma, folded in half crosswise
  • 4 ciabatta or other crusty rolls, split
  • Spinach (optional)


Pre-heat the broiler.

In a small bowl, combine the cheese and butter.

In a medium size bowl, combine the meat with the sage, garlic and lemon zest; season with salt and pepper and form into four patties. Drizzle the patties with EVOO. On a griddle pan or in a large skillet, cook the patties over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, 10-12 minutes. Transfer the burgers to a plate. Add the prosciutto to the skillet; cook until crisp on both sides, turning once, 2 minutes. Transfer the prosciutto to a plate.

Toast the rolls under the broiler. Slather with the gorgonzola butter while hot.

In the same skillet, wilt the spinach, if using, over medium-high heat and place some on each roll bottom. Top with the patties, prosciutto and roll tops.

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