Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Low Carb Caprese Burgers

So, when summer rolls around, hubs and I like to, everything. There's nothing like the taste of charcoal and smoke permeating your dinner. Makes you feel like you're camping.

One night, we really didn't know what to make, and the contents of our fridge left a lot to be desired, but we did have some hamburger meat thawed out, as well as the basic elements of a caprese salad. Hubs decided to work his magic, and created this great hamburger patty.

Let me tell you, I didn't even miss the bun. And I LOVE me my carbs.

This is a great, tasty option for summer that will fill you up without the extra filler.


1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
Black pepper
1 tablespoon dried basil
Mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil

Start by putting your ground beef in a large bowl and adding about 2 tablespoons of the dressing to your meat. **WARNING** A lot of salad dressing has a preservative that is also used as a meat tenderizer. If you use too much dressing, your patty is going to fall apart.** Add salt and pepper to taste, as well as about a tablespoon of dried basil.

Form into patties and grill away! (I suggest using a charcoal grill, but if you only have electric or propane, it will still work just as well.)

When your burgers are just about finished, put a slice of mozzarella cheese on top and remove from grill once it has melted. Top with tomato slice and fresh basil. Also, we like to give it a little extra drizzle of balsamic dressing once it is cooked.