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Tapas-Style Burgers with Roasted Pepper Tapenade and Manchego Cheese

Tapas-Style Burgers with Roasted Pepper Tapenade and Manchego Cheese

A zesty tapenade mixture of roasted red peppers, almonds, green olives and fresh rosemary embellishes these Manchego-cheese-topped burgers. They’re a favorite of fan Sue Cortesi, who created the original version of the recipe.

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1. For tapenade, in small food processor combine red peppers, almonds, olives, rosemary, garlic and pepper. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add oil. Process until just combined. Set aside.

2. For spread, in small bowl stir together yogurt and paprika. Set aside.

3. In nonstick skillet or grill pan cook MORNINGSTAR FARMS Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers according to package directions, except top burgers with cheese after turning and cover pan during the last 1 minute of cooking.

4. To serve, spoon half of the tapenade on bun bottoms. Top with greens, burgers and remaining tapenade. Spread yogurt mixture on toasted side of bun tops. Place, spread side down, on sandwiches.

VARIATION:
Tapas-Style Sliders: Prepare recipe as directed above. Cut each sandwich into quarters.

Tapas-Style Burgers with Roasted Pepper Tapenade and Manchego Cheese