Jul 16, 2012

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One of my favorite foods from back home is the muffuletta.  One of my favorite places to eat one is in Artillery Park.

(P. S. It's also a good place to eat beignets when Cafe du Monde is packed.)

Turn one way and you have a great view of the Mississippi River and the Moonwalk.
(which has nothing to do with Michael Jackson and everything to do with former mayor "Moon" Landrieu).

Turn the other way and it's Jackson Square and the cathedral.


Either view is pretty special.

Cajun country may have the leg up on boudin, but it's hard to find a muffuletta around here that's as good as home.

Every now and then (which is to say more now than then) I go all muffuletta, stamping those flavors on other things.

Muffuletta burgers have become one of our favorite kinds of burgers.


Grilled to perfection (babe, you decided what "perfection" is), topped with provolone (melty, melty provolone) and that classic olive salad....



Yeah you right, dawlin'!


How about something to go with this burger?
Have you heard about Del Monte's Coast to Coast Virtual Cookout
I signed up to bring Peach Yogurt Pops.

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Muffuletta Burgers

2.25 lbs ground beef
salt & pepper
8 hamburger buns
olive oil
8 slices provolone
olive salad (see below)

Divide the beef into 8 equal portions.  Handling the beef as little as possible, shape into 8 hamburger patties.  Generously season with salt and pepper.  Grill to desired doneness.

When the burgers are almost done, brush olive oil on cut surfaces of the buns.  Place on grill, toast, and remove to a platter.  Top each burger with a slice of provolone.  Leave on grill until melted.  Place a burger on each bun bottom.  Top with olive salad and top bun.  Serve right away.

Olive Salad
1/2 c chopped green olives
1/4 c chopped giardiniera
1/2-1 Tbsp capers
1/2 tsp dried oregano
splash of olive oil

Combine the ingredients for the olive salad. If you can make this the day before, even better.


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23 comments:

  1. There are three foodie things I must do when I go to New Orleans (and it's been a really, really long time) - get a muffuletta, get beignets at Cafe du Monde (duh) and go to The Gumbo Shop on St. Peter's Street. I can't remember the name of the place where we like to get muffulettas. I think it was called Central Grocery. We never took them out - just ate them at the very small, very packed counter. YUM! Thanks for the memories. :-)

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  2. Laura-yes, Central Grocery!

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  3. My husband LOVES Mufulettas! He won't be able to resist making these once I show them to him.

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  4. YUM! I can't say that I've ever had olive salad. I'll have to try it since I have all of the ingredients.
    Just stopping by from Mealtime Monday.

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  5. Uh, yum! I love the muffaletta dogs, too. Burgers should be next on our list of trys! : )

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  6. What gorgeous scenery, and what delicious burgers! I love the sound of that wonderful olive salad - what a great way to top a burger!

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  7. I love NOLA... fun to see your pics. What a fun recipe!

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  8. This looks awesome! Sadly, when I was in LA last month, I didn't get to try a muffaletta. :( It was on my list... thanks for posting this so that I can try making my own.

    I'm so excited to be back in blogland; though Ekat's Kitchen is no more, Salmon At Seven is gonna rock it! :) If you haven't come by yet, I hope you will soon (Plus, I'm hosting a launch giveaway at Amazon.com) :) xoxoxo

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  9. What a fun version of a muffaletta! I love that olive salad topping.

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  10. Hi! I am your newest follower from the Creative Corner blog hop! I love your blog. I live in Louisiana, too! So glad I found your blog. :)

    HUGS

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  11. Earlier this week I was just thinking to myself, "I need to find a Muffuletta Burger recipe" ... And here it is :) How awesome! Pinned and thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. My goodness, my husband would love this!! Please don't forget to like us on Facebook Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday!

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  13. I used to vacation in New Orleans every year B.C. (before children). I sure do miss the muffulettas - it was one of my favorite NOLA dishes. The burger idea is genius - pinning for later. Visiting from Freedom Friday :)

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  14. Fantastic burger - and love your blog name - you must have worked in a professional kitchen!

    I found this via Simple Living with Diane Balch. I linked in a spicy and crunchy coleslaw. Cheers.

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  15. Well, that just sounds wonderful! I'm pinning this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

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  16. I love different burger recipes. I would sure love if you could link up to Thursday Food Fest at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. I open wed at 7pm. I hope I see you next week! Sarah

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  17. New Orleans and Mufulettas are always a winner for me, I love both! You Mufuletta Burger looks awesome, we would really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great summer week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  18. I so sad I have never had a muffuletta:( That is one of the things on my list when we start traveling:) But I think I will pin it now because it's gonna be awhile before we get started so I now I can make yours!
    PS I stole your stuffs about Del Monte Coast to Coast Virtual Cookout, what fun! I putting it on my post tomorrow:) So hope you don't mind

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  19. PS Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

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  20. I have never heard of Muffuletta... sounds delicious, so great to find out about something new.

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  21. What a great combination for a burger! Thanks so much for sharing this excellent recipe on Southern Sundays!

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  22. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

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  23. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com new follower

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