Antipasto Burger – so full of flavor!

You have probably seen Antipasto platters and Charcuterie Boards all over the place these days – they are basically the same thing. A collection of meats, cheeses, veggies and garnishes. But man are they a lot of work to build! When I really wanted to get the flavors of an Antipasto for a full meal, with less work – I came up with this Antipasto Burger!

Antipasto Burger

By mixing the roasted red peppers in with the ground beef, you get a juicy flavorful burger. And you really have to use thick slices of fresh mozzarella to get the full effect of the burger – shredded is not going to give you the whole effect. This burger is a bit messy – but the Ciabatta buns help with that a lot. Since they are a crustier variety of bun, they stand up to the tasty goodness.

Antipasto Burger Prep

You could make a lot of variations when it comes to this burger and still get the same basic flavors – you could use prosciutto instead of salami. You could add an olive tapanade (a sort of olive relish). It could even be good with a few slices of the roasted red peppers right on the burger with the onions and cheese, if you really love roasted red peppers!

So Much Burger Love!

If you have been following along with my recipes – you probably have noticed I got a thing for burgers! My whole family just loves a good burger. And it’s an easy meal for me to make for everyone – including myself (since I can’t have large amounts of carbs, I just don’t use a bun!) But it could also have something to do with getting 80lbs of ground beef with our last grass-fed butchered half a cow! You can check out more of my burger creations here – Burgers! I also have a couple of burger recipes in my cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight. If you don’t have a copy yet, check it out on Amazon!

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Antipasto Burger

The flavors of an Antipasto Salad on a yummy burger!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword antipasto, burger, burger recipes, hamburger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Ciabatta Buns
  • 4 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 lb Salami sliced
  • ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ cup Avocado Mayo
  • ½ lb Mozzarella Cheese sliced
  • ½ Red Onion thinly sliced

For the Burgers

  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 3 Marinated Roasted Red Peppers minced
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 deg. Preheat the grill to 375deg
  • Combine mayo and balsamic vinegar and leave in fridge until ready to build the burgers
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the burgers and form into 4 inch patties. Once grill is ready, cook on each side for 7-9 minutes. Remove from grill, layer with slice of mozzarella cheese and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • While the burgers are cooking, lay the ciabatta buns on a baking sheet face up. Combine melted butter, parsley and garlic powder, and brush each bun. Put in oven for 5-7 minutes until just golden.
  • Build your burgers – put a layer of balsamic mayo on the bottom bun, then 4 slices of salami, a burger patty (with mozzarella cheese), onion and top bun that was spread with more balsamic mayo.

Notes

If you like Kalamata olives, you could slice them and put in the burger or leave them whole and top the burger off with a toothpick and an olive or two. 

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

6 thoughts on “Antipasto Burger – so full of flavor!

  1. This recipes looks delicious! Thank for sharing with us on the Homestead Blog Hop. Can’t wait to see more this Wednesday.

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