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!
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
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:10min › Ready in:25min
Whisk the balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over tomato slices to marinate.
Preheat an outdoor barbecue for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
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.
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.
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