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Caprese Burger

I love the taste of spring.... and for me that means fresh tomatoes, basil,and mozarella di buffala. Here is a wonderful recipe for you!

Ingredients 

2 lbs. ground beef
6 balls fresh mozzarella
1 small bunch of fresh basil
4 ripe beefsteak tomatoes
Colavita Olive Oil
1 tsp. salt 
1 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1T.sugar Buns
Kettle chips

Instructions 

Put ground beef in a bowl add Colavita olive oil salt and pepper. Put 4 balls of mozzarella between cloth or paper towel with a weight on top to squeeze excess moisture out then chop into very small chunks. Take basil and mince well reserving 8 large leaves for garnish. Add minced cheese and basil to meat and mix well make into patties coat with more Colavita olive oil.... grill over coal (wood coal preffered). Mix balsamic with sugar set aside for drizzling. Slice tomatoes into 1/2 inch circles. Slice Fresh mozzarella into 1/2 inch circles. When burgers are done place on bun, put slice of tomato then slice of mozzarella and 1 Basil leaf. Finish with Fresh ground black pepper, drizzle of Colavita Olive Oil, and drizzle of sweetened balsamic vinegar... Serve with Kettle chips sprinkled with dry italian spices

Comments 

My husband and I are Jazz musicians with a newborn and find it very challenging to keep cooking while keeping a crazy schedule! This recipe is easy and quick and so delicious...enjoy!