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Caprese Burger

Caprese Burger

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Sarah Stephan

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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  • Calories:
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 31.6 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 40.6 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 582 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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Sarah Stephan
112
5/3/2011

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!

Jillian
112
3/17/2011

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!

Deeli
33
5/14/2012

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.