Caprese Burgers on Ciabatta Buns

American Entrée
20 min.
4 Servings
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The recipe takes the classic Caprese salad and sticks it between two ciabatta buns on top of ground beef chuck for a delicious and satisfying Caprese burger. In just under 15 minutes, you can create this delightful American mash-up for a meal the whole family will love.


  • 1 loaf Market District artisan ciabatta bread
  • 3 ea. heirloom tomatoes
  • 16 oz. Belgioioso® fresh Mozzarella
  • ¾ oz. bunch basil
  • 1½ lb. Giant Eagle ground beef chuck - value pack 80% lean
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Giant Eagle mayo
  • 2 Tbsp. Market District glaze with aceto balsamico di Modena IGP
  • 2 tsp. Market District extra virgin olive oil


  Prep Time: 10 min. • Cook Time: 10 min.

Preheat grill. Cut the ciabatta bread into 4 equal pieces and slice each piece horizontally. Slice the tomatoes. Slice the Mozzarella into ¼-inch thick slices. Pick the leaves from the basil. Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions and shape into square patties. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper on each patty.

Grill the burgers to your desired doneness.* While the burgers are cooking, toast the ciabatta buns.

Spread the bottom bun with a little mayo and place the cooked burger on top followed by the sliced tomato, mozzarella, and basil leaves. Drizzle with the balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil. Place top bun and enjoy.

*For food safety, cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 1000, Fat 52g, Sat Fat 25g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 185mg, Sodium 1740mg, Total Carbohydrate 62g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 5g, Protein 62g

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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