Diva Tasting: Caprese Burgers

Caprese Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar

  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salt And Pepper To Taste

  • 4 Thick Slices Tomato

  • 2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef

  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste

  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Basil

  • 1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 4 Ounces Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced

  • 4 Whole Grain Artisan Buns, Split

Directions

  1. Whisk the balsamic vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over tomato slices to marinate.

  2. Preheat a 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. Top each burger with mozzarella cheese; allow to melt. Serve on grilled artisan buns with marinated tomato slices.

  5. Serve with parsnip fries and potato salad.

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