Burrata Burger

By • June 18, 2010 • 12 Comments



Author Notes: If the Butter Burger had an Italian cousin….Well, this was dinner tonight. It was pretty darn good. You gotta try burrata. It’s really indescribably delicious. Now I’m hooked, thanks to several of you. ;-) I found my burrata at Plum Plum’s Cheese Shop in Pound Ridge, NY. You can find my recipe for basil emulsion in the food52 archives. mrslarkin

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 large hamburger buns, insides brushed with butter and lightly toasted on the grill
  • 4 leaves of green leaf lettuce, washed and dried
  • 1 ball burrata, cut into 8 slices, drizzled with olive oil if desired
  • 1/4 cup basil emulsion or pesto
  • 4 slices beefsteak tomato
  • fresh basil leaves
  1. Heat grill or ridged grill pan to medium-high. Lightly toast your buns. Have all your burger ingredients ready for assembly on your counter or table, except for beef.
  2. Form ground beef into 4 patties. Don't pack the meat, or handle it too much. Use a light hand for the best juicy burger results. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or to your taste.
  3. Place one lettuce leaf on bottom bun, trimmed to fit.
  4. Place burger on next.
  5. Top with two slices of burrata.
  6. Next, a schmear or drizzle of basil emulsion/pesto…
  7. Followed by a slice of tomato…
  8. And a basil leaf or two or three.
  9. Maybe a little more basil emulsion/pesto on inside of top bun, if you like. Close it up. Grab a bunch of napkins - it might get messy. Buon appetito!
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Henrykiss

about 4 years ago arielleclementine

so pretty! i'm going to have to track down some burrata!

036

about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hey Arelle let me know if / where you find it, I have been scanning cheese departments with no luck ....

036

about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Arielle. Sheesh. Fat fingers

Henrykiss

about 4 years ago arielleclementine

haha! i'm gonna check out antonelli's cheese shop. i noticed CM has occasionally stocked a mass-produced variety, but i'd rather find one that's a bit more authentic

Newliztoqueicon-2

about 4 years ago Lizthechef

If you have a Trader Joe's near you, their burrata isn't too bad.

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks, arielleclementine! I will have to check out TJ's too! Has anyone ever made homemade mozzarella? (just a hop/skip to homemade burrata) :-)

Summer_2010_1048

about 4 years ago Midge

Looks delish. Still haven't gotten my hands on burrata as its always sold-out here!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Thanks, Midge! I had the same problem - ask your cheesemonger (is that what they're called?) what day they get their delivery, and go then.

Newliztoqueicon-2

about 4 years ago Lizthechef

I'm now a fan of burrata - and glad I don't have to choose between your 3 burger recipes - they all look good!

Newliztoqueicon-2

about 4 years ago Lizthechef

C'mon now, first you have me making pizza ( timer up in 5 minutes) and now I have to deal with this ;) Shopping at WF tomorrow for Dad's Day - we'll see about this...

Newliztoqueicon-2

about 4 years ago Lizthechef

ps YUM!

Mrs._larkin_370

about 4 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Ha! Sorry to complicate your plans! Thx Liz.