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Red, White, and Basil Burgers

June 7, 2022

These red, white, and basil burgers are a quick, flavorful meal that everyone will love. Mozzarella stuffed burgers loaded with Red Gold diced tomatoes and topped with an easy balsamic glaze. You can make these burgers outdoors on a grill or inside on a griddle pan, perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Using Red Gold diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano is an easy way to add extra flavor. Red Gold products are made with the highest quality ingredients so you can feel good about sharing them with your family and friends with summer!

burger topped with cheese and tomato slices
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burgers sliced in half with cheese oozing out

Tools I used for this recipe:

mixing bowl with burgers ingredient's

Using Red Gold diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano adds moisture and extra flavor!

Grocery List:

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These red, white, and basil burgers are stuffed with mozzarella for double the cheese!

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Instructions:

  • 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.
burgers grilling indoors on a griddle pan

Easily grill burgers inside on a griddle pan

Red, White, and Basil Burger

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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Keyword: Burgers, Grilling, Tomatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
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Ingredients: 

  • 2 lbs. Lean ground beef
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans Red Gold® Diced Tomatoes Basil, Garlic & Oregano 14.5 oz, drained, reserve juice
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp Italian flavored olive oil
  • 8 Ciabatta buns
  • 8 slices Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 8 Fresh basil leaves

Instructions:

  • 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.

Nutrition:

Sodium: 767 mg | Calcium: 249 mg | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Vitamin A: 329 IU | Sugar: 2 g | Fiber: 1 g | Potassium: 464 mg | Cholesterol: 104 mg | Calories: 508 kcal | Trans Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Fat: 21 g | Protein: 40 g | Carbohydrates: 37 g | Iron: 4 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

burgers on a ciabatta bun

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