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Caprese Burger

A fresh Italian flavored caprese burger with mozarella, tomato and basil.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 burgers


  • 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


  • Slice tomato, mozzarella, and basil leaves
  • Flatten meat into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns. Flavor with salt & pepper.
  • Cook burger on grill or in cast iron pan with oil.
  • Flip burger after seeing moisture build on top.
  • Add mozzarella to melt & optionally toast buns on grill. Cook burger to 140 for medium, 150 for medium-well.
  • Place burger on bun topped with tomato slice & basil. Add a drizzle of olive oil and some salt & pepper. Enjoy!
Keyword burger, cheeseburger