Bruschetta Burger Recipe

Shelly Jaronsky | Cookies & Cups Updated

Comfort food doesn't get much more comforting than this: it's our recipe for a Bruschetta Burger, stuffed with Mozzarella!

Bruschetta Burger Photo

Let's be honest here: When I crave food that will make be really happy, there is a short list. And at the top of the list is a good burger. Sometimes the burger needs to be fancy-ish and other times, it can be a Big Mac. 

But today, let's talk about this burger. THIS burger makes me weep. It's served on crusty Italian garlic bread, and it's stuffed with fresh mozzarella. AND it's topped with loads of bruschetta, which I now deem the best burger-topper in the land. 

Bruschetta Burger Picture

Why have I never done this before?  It's a total no-brainer. 

Usually I'm busy whipping up desserts, but I do have to say that I can make a mean burger. It's one of my specialties, and this one will not let you down!

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Bruschetta Burger Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

For the Burger Patties:
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh Basil
  • 3 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the Burger:
  • 1/2 pound Mozzarella Cheese, cut into 6 slices
  • 1 loaf Italian Bread
  • tablespoon Olive Oil, to drizzle
  • 1 clove Garlic, Halved
  • 1 8-ounce jar Bruschetta Mix

Directions

  1. In large bowl combine ground beef, parmesan cheese, basil, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Combine all ingredients, using your hands. 
  2. Divide the meat into 6 equal portions. With each portion divide it again in half when forming the burgers. 
  3. Flatten out one half, place a slice of fresh mozzarella on top and top with remaining half of meat, forming into a round flat patty, pinching the sides closed, so the cheese isn't exposed.
  4. Repeat with all the meat, making 6 burgers. Heat grill to medium high heat and cook burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side.
  5. While burgers are cooking slice the loaf of Italian bread into 3/4 inch slices. Drizzle with olive oil. Place bread on a baking sheet and place under the broiler, or on the grill for 1-2 minutes until toasted. (If you use the broiler watch closely so bread doesn't burn!)
  6. As soon as the bread is toasted, remove it from the broiler or grill and rub with the inside of remaining clove of garlic that has been halved.
  7. When burgers are done, place on non-toasted side of bread, top with a generous portion of Bruschetta and the other slice of toast. Serve immediately.

Notes

I use 80/20 beef when making burgers.

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Author: Shelly Jaronsky
Recipe Yields: 6 burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 203
Calories 810

% Daily Value*
39%
Total Fat 25g
4%
  Saturated Fat 1g
19%
Sodium 452mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 41g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 0g
97%
Protein 48g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Shelly Jaronsky

About Shelly

Shelly shares all things sweet on her blog Cookies and Cups, but we knew this ex-pat Texan as our Comfort Food Fanatic could never be a bad thing.