The Gotti Burger!

OK, I have to be honest here… I didn’t come up with the name for this burger! I had to have help, so I asked my dear friend Tricia, and this is what she came up with! Thank you, Tricia! If you remember I did The Garbage Plate Burger for Burger Month last month, it was so fun! It inspired me to keep making fun burgers! Partly because my husband and son just love them, which made it fun to make and have them do the taste testing. I think they enjoy it. That being said I decided to join a burger of the month challenge group. The head of the group picks ingredients we need to incorporate into the burger. While some might seem strange, it gives me the opportunity to expand and use things I wouldn’t think of otherwise. It is fun! This month there were 4… YES… 4 ingredients we were challenged to use! The rules are we have to use every one of them in a burger. Can you figure out what four ingredients I had to use in this burger? It was a challenge, but they are all in there! What is the most unusual ingredient you have used or eaten in burger?
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Burger, Sandwich
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kecia



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 radishes grated
  • ½ cup shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. grated carrot
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 1 tsp. Lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 4 thick slices of Italian bread
  • 1 tbsp. mayo
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup cream
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 salami slices
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • 2 romaine lettuce leaves torn into pieces
  • 2 to mato slices

Garnish each with a pepperoncini, grape tomato and green olive, 2 salami slices, one stick of string cheese


  1. Combine the ground beef, olive oil and mozzarella, form into two patties that are approximately 1” thick. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. In a bowl, combine the grated radish, onion slices, grated carrot, Napa cabbage, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Combine the mayo and minced garlic together in a small bowl, set aside. Preheat grill pan over medium high heat (Can be cooked on a grill as well). Spread the tablespoon of mayo on the bread slices and place mayo side down in pan, grill until brown. Remove bread slices and spread the other side with some mayo, place back in pan and grill until brown. Remove bread from pan and set aside. Place patties in grill pan, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat the cream over medium heat, stirring often. When hot, but not boiling whisk in the parmesan cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and build the Gotti! Place a slice of bread on a plate, spread with the garlic mayo. Top with 4 slices of the salami, add a slice of provolone, top with a burger patty. Pour half of the parmesan cream sauce on top of the burger. Place half of the slaw mixture on top of that. Then the lettuce, spinach and tomato slices, spread some more of the garlic mayo on the second piece of bread and place on top of the sandwich. Cut the string cheese into 4 equal pieces, cut the two slices of salami in half and roll each half around one of the pieces of string cheese. Spear the pepperoncini, salami roll, tomato, another salami roll and olive with a long skewer, stick through the sandwich. Serve!