Make your next dinner party a success by kicking off the night with these appetizers; topping mini Ground Beef burgers with fresh mozzarella cheese, juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and balsamic syrup.
Bring vinegar to a boil in 2-quart saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 9 to 10 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Set aside.
Meanwhile lightly shape ground beef into eight 1/2-inch thick patties.
Brush polenta slices with oil. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill patties, uncovered, 11 to 12 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 10 minutes), until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning burgers occasionally and basting with 2 tablespoons reduced vinegar after turning. Arrange polenta around patties; grill 11 to 12 minutes (for gas, grill 9 to 10 minutes) or until heated through, turning once. Season burgers with salt and pepper, as desired.
For each serving, layer 1 each polenta slice, burger, mozzarella slice and tomato slice. Drizzle with remaining vinegar and sprinkle with basil, as desired.
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Nutrition information per serving: 271 Calories; 1 Calories from fat; 1g Total Fat (3 g Saturated Fat; 5 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 57 mg Cholesterol; 391 mg Sodium; 17 g Total Carbohydrate; 2.3 g Dietary Fiber; 28 g Protein; 2.4 mg Iron; 4.3 mg Niacin; 0.3 mg Vitamin B6; 1.6 mcg Vitamin B12; 4.4 mg Zinc; 16.2 mcg Selenium.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Iron, and Vitamin B6.
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