Italian beef burgers with marinated tomatoes

Italian beef burgers with marinated tomatoes


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About this recipe: Sounds fancy, but this is a super easy way to make something special out of regular beef burgers. Basil, Parmesan, garlic and tomato puree flavour the burger mixture, and balsamic-marinated tomatoes top it off. I call it a caprese burger!

Sarah Stephan

Serves: 4 

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 thick slices tomato
  • 600g lean minced beef
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 110g fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 4 burger buns

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over tomato slices to marinate.
  2. Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Mix minced beef, tomato puree, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Form beef mixture into 4 equal burgers.
  4. Cook on the preheated barbecue until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for well done. Top each burger with mozzarella cheese; allow to melt. Serve on burger buns with marinated tomato slices.

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This is a really quick and easy way to make everyday burgers a little bit different. I doubled the amount cooked them under the grill and served them with Potato Wedges, and a side salad. I made extra Balsamic Marinade and used it as a dressing for the salad. No complaints from my family just clean plates. Thanks Sarah for a really nice alternative. - 13 Apr 2014

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