Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Margherita Burger

One of my favorite foods ever is a nice Margherita pizza! Thanks to Bobby Flay and his Burgers, Fries, and Shakes cookbook. I found this Margherita Burger recipe that I figured would be a nice happy medium for Matt and I. How can he resist a burger of any shape or size?

I tweaked it a little bit and here is what I came up with.

Margherita Burger:
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 tbsp. basil (optional)
whole-milk mozzarella cheese
fresh basil leaves
hamburger condiments

Mix ground beef or turkey with basil if desired. Divide meat into four equal parts and smash into a flat patty. To avoid getting a bulbous patty, put a thumb print in the middle of each to ensure the patty comes out even. Grill patties on a grill or broil in the oven until done. Put a slice of mozzarella cheese (and tomato and basil leaf if desired) on each during the last couple of minutes cooking until cheese is melted. Layer hamburger and enjoy!


  1. So did you put the optional 1 Tbsp of basil in yours? And it doesn't look like there is a basil leaf on it. Is there? I just want to get it right. :)

  2. I didn't have fresh basil sadly, I love fresh basil, so I just added it to my meat. If you could get your hands on some though it would be wonderful!