Caprese Burger

Caprese Burger

 

Thank heavens for these Caprese burgers!  I was able to make the patties up in advance and keep them in the fridge until I was ready to grill them, at 3:45 in the afternoon!  Yes, we had to eat dinner by 4:00.  No, we are not seniors (no offense), we are just crazy busy!  This is so NOT what I dreamed our summers would be like back in April!  Let me make a comparison chart of what I envisioned our summers would be like versus our reality.

The Dream   Kids would be sleeping in until at least 8:00a.m.

The Reality    Kids up at 7 :00  me up at 6:00 a.m to have an hour of silence.

The Dream    Lounging in our pajama’s until mid morning.

The Reality   Out the door by 8:45 am for camps, i.e. basketball, golf, art.

The Dream    At the pool all day.

The Reality    Too hot and tired to be at pool.  Need to finish daily work that was interrupted by camp (see above).

The Dream   Eat dinner leisurely, whenever we feel like it.

The Reality   Shoveling dinner between 4:00pm and 4:45 pm.

The Dream   Taking evening walks or bike rides, playing in the yard, catching fireflies.

The Reality   Me taking my 3 year old daughter to swim lessons, after dropping off  my oldest daughter at gymnastics.  Meanwhile, texting my husband to find out how my son’s baseball tournament is going!

The Dream   Putting the kids to bed at a reasonable time, my husband and I enjoying an adult beverage, having wonderful conversations.

The Reality   Kids going to bed later than I’d like, no talking to husband because I have to catch up on my “pins” and he has to catch up on scores and highlights.  No adult beverage because it’s an hour away from me falling asleep and I don’t want to have to pee several times during the night!

So back to the Caprese burgers.  They were delicious!  I love the Italian sausage, gives the Caprese burgers a peppery and savory bite while keeping them very juicy.   The toppings were quick, easy and fresh.  What’s easier than slicing tomatoes and mozzarella cheese?  I would have loved these Caprese burgers a little more if we weren’t eating the last few bites on the run!  Next April, I’ll dream about how busy we are going to be, then maybe our reality will be a lazy, firefly catching summer!

 

Caprese Burger

Ingredients

  • 1lb mild Italian sausage
  • 1lb ground sirloin
  • 1 tsp oregeno
  • 1 tsp basil
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt, pepper
  • 6 slices fresh mozzarella,
  • 6 slices tomato
  • basil

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients by hand, just until blended. Form into 6 patties, using your thumb, make an indentation in center of patty so that they don’t plump up during grilling.
  2. When grill is preheated, grill for 6 minutes per side, adding sliced mozzarella during last 3 minutes of grilling. Top with fresh tomato and basil.
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Here are some tasty Italian style burgers I found on Pinterest:

Italian Meatball Burgers     Desert Culinary

Italian Bean Burger              Love Baked Inn

Portobello Caprese Burger Mountain  Mama Cooks

29 Responses

  1. These sound fantastic, Tanya. Love the mix of sausage & beef to make the burgers. Makes ‘em thick and juicy. Yum!

    • Thanks! I tell you, I can’t eat a burger with just beef anymore!

  2. Oh yes please! These look so yummo!

    Stopping in to say Aloha and thank you for being a part of The ALOHA Friday HOP last week. It really, truly is so very sweet to have you with us for the fun and I hope that you’ll join us again this week. Thanks too for leaving a sweet comment which made it so super easy for me to come back here and steal your yummy burger recipe, hee, hee, hee, okay and also to just stop in and say it really is the sweetest thing to start the weekend with ya.

    Have a Beautiful Day, Everyday.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

    • Thanks Nicole! Thanks for the hop invite, you know I’ll be there!

  3. Look at that mozzarella oozing out of the burger… oh la la! Thanks for linking this to Foodie Friday too!

  4. Oh, how scrumptious the burger looks. I’m sure every bite is satisfying and delicious. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Hope you liked it and will come again!—— Shannon

    • IT was satisfying! Thanks for coming on over!

  5. What a terrific looking burger and I love the Caprese idea you’ve incorporated. Making the patties in advance is a real time saver. Also, thank you for your visit and comment to my blog. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.
    Sam

    • I love work I can do in advance! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  6. These look awesome!! I featured you today! I got a late start today! Hope to see you again this week!
    Kim@madenaday

    • Thank you so much for the feature! That is so exciting! Will see you soon!

  7. Holy yum!! I love anything caprese and these look AMAZING!! Pinning! Thanks for sharing this at the {what’s shakin’ link party} this week!!

    • Thank you so much! Caprese is so simple and so delicious! Thanks for pinning!

    • Thank you! Happy you can related to the chaos!

  8. I love new burger recipes and this looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon.

    • Thank you! I wouldn’t mind the leftovers!

  9. Thankfully my girls are old enough to drive themselves around, but I love the idea of an easy meal! Grilling is always a plus, since the kitchen stays cool and clean up is a breeze. This summer I have vowed to relax more. And layout by the pool.

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