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Caprese Burger Recipe
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Caprese Burger
Jazz up your burgers with fresh basil, marinated tomatoes, and mozzarella. See more
  • READY IN 30 mins

Caprese Burger

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"I am always looking for ways to jazz up the boring burger and came up with this after having a delicious caprese salad. Be sure to use fresh basil and the marinated tomatoes are a must!"

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Original recipe makes 4 burgers Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over tomato slices to marinate.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Mix ground beef, tomato paste, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Form beef mixture into 4 equal patties.
  4. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Top each burger with mozzarella cheese; allow to melt. Serve on hamburger buns with marinated tomato slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 17, 2011

WOW - traditional Italian meets classic American! These flavors combine to make one tasty burger! This is definitely not your average "run of the mill" burger, but something more along the lines of the "gourmet". Be sure to marinate your tomatoes at room temperature. I added some chopped basil to the mix along with a bit of minced garlic. For the meat mixture, I cut back just a bit on the Parmesan cheese and basil and added a bit more tomato paste. If you don't want to add the tomato paste, you could easily sub in some chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Next time, I might add those in anyway because I love 'em! These smelled wonderful on the grill and tasted even better. We served them with a mix of melted mozzarella and provolone along with the tomatoes on toasted crusty Italian rolls - YUM!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2012

I wasn't real excited about this. I like caprese salad and I like burgers, but the two flavors were just really odd together. The only change I made was adding salt and using 1/4 tsp. of dried basil, to fresh, per another similar recipe. I broiled them on the middle of the rack and nearly caught the oven on fire. So, be careful if cooking them that way instead of grilling. I was not sure why, they were so greasy, because I used 90 percent lean beef. I can only assume it was because of the parmesan cheese. The black pepper and basil taste was a little too strong for me too.

 
May 03, 2011

Hi everyone! I submitted this recipe and since coming up with it have started to substitute about 1/4 cup storebought pesto for the basil, parm and garlic. It's easier and I think even tastier! The marinated tomatoes are a MUST!

 
May 14, 2012

Delizioso!!! . I find your recipe absolutely delightful! I used your suggestion of substituting basil pesto for the basil, parmesan and garlic mixture, another reviewer suggestion of using sun dried tomatoes in lieu of tomato paste and yet another suggestion by another reviewer of using Ciabatta bread which I brushed with a bit of garlic infused extra virgin olive oil and lightly toasted.

 
Sep 13, 2010

This is a great alternative to a traditional burger. I prepared an Italian spread and the burger was the main dish. My guests loved it. Also I used Ciabatta bread instead of a traditional hamburger bun.

 
Oct 07, 2010

This was so good! I used turkey instead of beef and didn't use tomato paste because I didn't want to open a whole can just for a tablespoon. I'm sure it's good with it, but everyone liked them just the way they were.

 
Sep 15, 2009

Incredibly easy to prepare and the most delicious burger I've ever made.

 
Oct 11, 2010

Sooo tasty! I did exactly what the recipe said and the family loved it! I'm never making plain burgers again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 40.6 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 582 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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