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Stuffed caprese burger

Caprese is one of those classic dishes that is just delicious every time. It’s simple, but can be transformed into so many different variations. I thought it’d be great to bring caprese into a stuffed burger. All beef patty stuffed with melted mozzarella. Throw a slice of tomato and some fresh basil on top and pile on some balsamic onions. It’s super easy, and totally tasty. In case you want to add an extra level of deliciousness, you really should make my  buttery brioche hamburger buns to go with them. I mean seriously, you deserve it!

Time To Make it: 20 minutes

Yield: 6

Ingredients

1.5 lbs. ground beef (15% fat)

salt and pepper

2 TB. Worcestershire sauce

8 oz fresh mozzarella, sliced

1 red onion, sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tomatoes, sliced

2 cups fresh basil leaves

brioche buns

Instructions

1. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Divide into 8 portions. Take a portion into your hand and flatten it quite thin. Place a slice of mozzarella in the middle and lay it on a plate or tray or piece of parchment paper. Take another portion and flatten it out just as thin. Place it on top of the mozzarella and pinch the sides all around it to seal the mozzarella in the middle. Repeat with remaining portions to form 4 burgers.

2. Cook burgers on a hot grill or hot pan until meat is cooked to desired done-ness and cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

3. Meanwhile, make your balsamic onions by heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the onions and saute for about 5 minutes until onions soften. Pour in balsamic vinegar, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until onions have soaked up balsamic vinegar. Set aside until ready to serve.

4. Serve the burgers hot on toasted buns topped with a slice of tomato, a heaping pile of balsamic onions, and a few fresh basil leaves.

Stuffed caprese burger cut in half to show the middle
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