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Caprese Burger

A fresh Italian flavored caprese burger with mozarella, tomato and basil.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burger, cheeseburger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 burgers

Ingredients

  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 lb Ground Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 ball Mozzarella fresh - usually in with fancier cheeses
  • 1 bunch Basil Leaves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Slice tomato, mozzarella, and basil leaves

  2. Flatten meat into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns. Flavor with salt & pepper.

  3. Cook burger on grill or in cast iron pan with oil.

  4. Flip burger after seeing moisture build on top.

  5. Add mozzarella to melt & optionally toast buns on grill. Cook burger to 140 for medium, 150 for medium-well.

  6. Place burger on bun topped with tomato slice & basil. Add a drizzle of olive oil and some salt & pepper. Enjoy!