Burrata Burger

June 18, 2010
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 pounds 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!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • arielleclementine
  • Midge
  • Lizthechef
  • aargersi
  • mrslarkin

12 Reviews

arielleclementine July 20, 2010
so pretty! i'm going to have to track down some burrata!
aargersi July 20, 2010
Hey Arelle let me know if / where you find it, I have been scanning cheese departments with no luck ....
aargersi July 20, 2010
Arielle. Sheesh. Fat fingers
arielleclementine July 20, 2010
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
Lizthechef July 20, 2010
If you have a Trader Joe's near you, their burrata isn't too bad.
mrslarkin July 20, 2010
Thanks, arielleclementine! I will have to check out TJ's too! Has anyone ever made homemade mozzarella? (just a hop/skip to homemade burrata) :-)
Midge July 20, 2010
Looks delish. Still haven't gotten my hands on burrata as its always sold-out here!
mrslarkin July 20, 2010
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.
Lizthechef July 19, 2010
I'm now a fan of burrata - and glad I don't have to choose between your 3 burger recipes - they all look good!
Lizthechef June 18, 2010
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...
Lizthechef June 18, 2010
ps YUM!
mrslarkin June 18, 2010
Ha! Sorry to complicate your plans! Thx Liz.