Disclosure: I received product samples from Intensity Academy, Gourmet Garden, & Out of the Weeds to create recipes for #HotSummerEats. All recipes and opinions are my own.
It’s #HotSummerEats Day 3 as burger week continues.
Today’s burger brings together a few of my favorite summertime ingredients: tomatoes and basil! Add in some Italian Herbs and a little mozzarella and you’ve got an amazing Caprese style burger! Yum!
Along with the burger and fresh salad, I love to add the thirst quenching Watermelon Margarita for adults or Homemade StrawberryJulius (Float) for the kids!
Here’s a bit more about the wonderful sponsor products appearing in today’s recipe:
Out of the Weeds Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
I love this vinaigrette! It is perfect on salads and also amazing as a chicken marinade (try marinated chicken with a side of pesto noodles!)
Intensity Academy Garlic Goodness
Garlic Goodness is a garlic hot sauce and it is fantastic! It’s the perfect solution for anyone who loves garlic with a little kick!
Gourmet Garden Herbs
I love Gourmet Garden Herb Pastes! They are the perfect solution to having garden fresh herbs when herbs are out of season (or super expensive at the grocery store!)
1 lb ground beef
¼ cup dry bread crumbs
Salt & pepper
1 ½ tsp Italian Herbs (or Gourmet Garden Herb Paste)
¼ cup crumbled feta
Garlic Hot Sauce (such as Intensity Academy’s Garlic Goodness)
Spring Mix Lettuces
Crumbled Mozzarella cheese
Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette (such as Out of the Weeds)
Preheat the grill or frying pan.
Place the burger ingredients in a large bowl, using your hands to mix until combined.
Divide the meat mixture in ¼ lb patties, using your thumb to create a slight indent in the center to ensure even cooking.
While the burgers cook, lightly butter the split sides of the buns and toast over a hot skillet. Set aside.
To prepare the salad, toss the spring mix lettuce with roasted tomato vinaigrette. Top with fresh basil, mozzarella, diced tomatoes, and cucumbers.
To build the burgers, spread 1-2 tablespoons of yogurt sauce on the toasted bun. Top with a burger, mozzarella, tomato slices, and garlic hot sauce. Serve with a side of pita chips.
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Disclaimer - Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden, Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny's, Quirk Books, Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation.All opinions are my own.