Nothing beats a good burger don’t you think. I like to layer a burger so that when you take that first bite you can taste all the different flavors that are going on. This pesto burger has balsamic roasted tomatoes that will burst in your mouth both literally and figuratively. You will need plenty of napkins because it will drip down your chin good . . . with arugula pesto and roasted tomato juiciness. The mess will be worth it, I promise.
I used arugula pesto for this burger and spread it on the bottom, next to the meat. Next, start layering the onions . . .
Is your mouth watering yet?
1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
6 – 8 slices Fresh Mozzarella
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
1/2 Sweet Onion, thickly sliced
2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
4 Hamburger Buns
Divide ground beef into 4 parts to make 4 patties. Set aside. Start charcoal or gas grill.
Combine balsamic vinegar and olive oil and whisk until mixture becomes emulsified. Place cherry tomatoes and onions on a grill pan and drizzle the balsamic mixture over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Salt and pepper the ground beef patties and set on grill. Also add the grill pan filled with tomatoes and onion slices. Grill burgers to desired doneness about 4 minutes on each side. Turn the onion slices at the same time as the burgers. When burgers have about 2 minutes left, add mozzarella slices to melt. Check the tomatoes and onions. The tomatoes should start to burst and onions become soft and translucent.
Toast buns and spread arugula pesto over bun. Layer with burger patty, sweet onion, cherry tomatoes and arugula slices.