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Italian burger

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Italian burger


For the sauce

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic, and add them to the pan.
  • Add the sugar, the basil, and sauté them for 1-2 minutes until caramelized.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, the ketchup, the water, salt, pepper, and boil the sauce over medium-low heat for 6-8 minutes, until reduced. Set aside.

For the burger patties

  • Place a frying pan over high heat.
  • In a bowl add the ground beef, salt, pepper, the oregano, the basil, the onion, the garlic, and knead very well. 
  • Divide the ground beef into 4 pieces and add them to the hot pan. Press them well and cook them for 2 minutes. If your ground meat is not fatty, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Flip the patties over, spread 2 mozzarella slices on each one, and cook them for 2-3 minutes.

For the sauce

  • In a bowl add the mayonnaise, the pesto sauce, and mix. 
  • Set aside.

To assemble

  • In a frying pan over high heat add the olive oil, the burger buns, and sauté them for 1 minute until golden.
  • Spread the burger buns on your kitchen counter.
  • Spread the mayonnaise sauce over the top bun and the tomato sauce over the bottom bun.
  • Put the burger patties over the tomato sauce, add the rocket, and cover with the top bun.
  • Serve with basil, cherry tomatoes, and rocket leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
66 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
129 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
120 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
23 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
18 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
128 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
22 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
37 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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