Just adding cheese to the simplest thing can make it a gourmet meal. These simple Keto Caprese Stuffed Burgers are a prime example that taking something basic and simple and adding a few items can make it a deluxe meal that your family and friends are sure to love and look at you as a gourmet chef!
There are so many ways to spice up plain burgers, but these Keto Caprese Stuffed Burgers are one of the most mouthwatering items I have had on my barbeque menu in a long time. Whether you are just planning a quick dinner with your family or you are having a party with your friends and family this is a get addition to your menu and will have your guest just raving about your cooking skills.
Keeping your low-carb keto diet while cooking for your family can be challenging, however, you can serve these Keto Caprese Stuffed Burgers with lettuce wraps or you can also try Folios cheese wraps. They are made with 100% baked sheets of cheese. There are also many recipes for Keto Tortilla Wraps that are made with low carb ingredients. You don’t have to skimp on taste to not cheat on your keto diet!!
How To Make Keto Caprese Stuffed Burgers:
Step One: In a large mixing bowl add 2 lbs. of ground beef and salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp of garlic powder, and 1 TBSP of balsamic vinegar.
Step Two: Combine all the ingredients well by mixing with your hands to ensure all the spices are distributed throughout.
Step Three: Separate the meat and spice mixture into 5 equal amounts. Each mixture will make one stuffed burger.
Step Four: Take one of the 5 parts, using ¾ of the beef mixture form a hamburger in the palm of your hand, then cup your hand, form a small bowl in the center of the patty.
Step Five: Add a small amount of the mozzarella cheese to the small bowl you created in the patty.
Step Six: Add some of the chopped sundried tomato and fresh basil to the top of the cheese.
Step Seven: Add an additional pinch of mozzarella cheese on the top of the tomato and basil. With the remaining meat form a smaller patty and shape it around the edges with none of the cheese filling showing.
Step Eight: Repeat steps 4 thru 7 until all the 5 caprese burgers are made.
Step Nine: In a large skillet, add 1 TBSP of olive oil over medium-high heat until hot.
Step Ten: Add the stuffed meat burgers to the hot skillet with the oil.
Step Eleven: Cook the burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side or until they have reached your desired doneness.
Step Twelve: Use lettuce to wrap your keto caprese stuffed burgers in. Cut them in half and serve with all your favorite condiments.
Can I Use Other Types of Meat With These Stuffed Caprese Burgers?
Yes, one of my favorite substitutes is turkey burger if you do not want to use beef. You can also use buffalo, pork, lamb, or chicken in place of beef in the keto stuffed burger recipe. You can make these burgers with a variety of different meats if you are having a party and want options for your guests.
Can I Make These Burgers Ahead of Time and Freeze Them?
One trick I have learned when planning for summer picnics with friends and family is preparing ahead of time makes the day go much smoother. I have a lot less stress the day of the party when I make things ahead of time and freeze them. The Keto Caprese Stuffed Burgers are perfect for just that! You can store them for up to a month in the freezer.
What Other Type of Cheese Can I Use in This Recipe?
You can use almost any type of cheese that is shreddable or crumbles in this recipe. You can not call it Caprese if you substitute the mozzarella, but that is OK….it will be a delicious keto burger all the same. Some of my favorite cheese to use as a variety in the stuffed burger recipe are cheddar cheese, blue cheese, and feta cheese.