Red, White & Basil Burger
This unique burger takes the reserved juice from the our Basil, Garlic and Oregano Diced Tomatoes to make a delicious balsamic glaze for this burger. Serve the burger on Ciabatta bread with a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes and fresh basil leaf.
2 pounds lean ground beef1 (28 ounce) can Redpack® Diced Tomatoes Basil, Garlic & Oregano 28 oz or 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Redpack® Diced Tomatoes Basil, Garlic & Oregano 14.5 oz, drained, reserve juice1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese, fresh3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs3 tablespoons fresh basil, choppedSalt and black pepper to taste4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar2 garlic cloves, minced3 tablespoons Italian flavored olive oil8 Ciabatta bread, or buns of choice8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese3 roma tomatoes, sliced8 fresh basil leaves
- In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, diced tomatoes, chopped basil, breadcrumbs, salt and black pepper. Form into 8 patties and stuff each patty with cubed mozzarella cheese; grill to desired doneness over medium high heat.
- Combine reserved tomato juice, vinegar, garlic, salt and black pepper in a saucepan. Cook on medium high heat to reduce the mixture until thick, about 20 minutes.
- Brush the bread with oil and toast on the grill. Place burgers on bottom buns, top with 1 cheese slices, 3 tomatoes slices, 1 basil leaf and 1 tablespoon of the reduced tomato mixture; top with bun.