Grilled Hamburger

This grilled hamburger recipe is exceptional in that you will not need any sauce for it. The patty will be topped with grilled bell peppers and basil leaves and then covered with mozzarella cheese which will melt beautifully over the meat. The buns will be grilled with olive oil and garlic powder. We will finish the burgers with fresh tomatoes and fresh basil leaves to complete this perfect grilled hamburger.

These burgers can be made on the grill or in a skillet. Do not use dry basil for this. You need the flavor of the fresh leaves to make it perfect.

Here is what you will need for this wonderful Italian style grilled hamburger:

4 hamburger buns
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt & Pepper
1 red bell pepper cut into strips
Mozzarella cheese cut into slices
2 small tomatoes, sliced
Fresh basil leaves
Olive oil
Garlic powder

Place the ground beef in a bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and form 4 patties.

Heat the grill. Clean the grids and oil them with a wad of soaked paper towel. Place the burger on the grill at medium heat. Place the pepper strips on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes. Cook the burger for 7 to 8 minutes and flip.

Place some pepper strips on the patty topped with basil leaves.

Patty with Peppers & Basil

Cover with the Mozzarella cheese and cook for an extra 7 to 8 minutes, until burger is cooked through and cheese melts.

Patty, Pepper, Basil & Mozzarella

Brush the insides of the rolls with olive oil and sprinkle some garlic powder on them. Place them face down on the grill for 2 to 3 minutes until toasted.

Toasted Bun

Assemble your burger by placing the patty on the bottom slice of bread. Top the burger with extra basil leaves and a slice of tomato. Cover with the remaining bun and serve. Enjoy!

Print the Italian Burger Recipe Here

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