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Basil and Mozzarella Burgers

Basil and Mozzarella Burgers are probably one of the best tasting burgers I have ever had. The sun-dried tomato mayo really elevates the taste!

Basil and Mozzarella Burger is a great gourmet burger that can easily be made at home. It is packed full of delicious flavors. Be sure to take the time to make the sun-dried tomato mayo!  If you have extra mayo it is great on a sandwich or in a wrap. 

Burgers are one of my favorite foods to eat year round. I can almost always go for a good burger. I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2012 Annual Recopies Cookbook. 

Cost Per Serving $4.28 as of September 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $25.66.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $20.68.

  • The cost per serving is reduced to $3.45.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.


Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: 1 burger

Equipment needed: Grill or grill pan

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. There will be a savings of about $4.98 for a stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $4.98 as of September 2022

  • mayo $2.98
  • Italian seasoning $1.00
  • worcestershire sauce $1.00


Total: $20.68 as of September 2022

  • 1 package of hamburger buns $2.50
  • 2 pounds ground beef $11.14
  • tomatoes not packed in oil $2.52
  • fresh basil $1.98
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.54
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese $2.00

Tip from Me

You can freeze the extra 1/2 pound of ground beef and use it in the following recipes: 

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Grill each patty for about 5 minutes per side depending on how done you like your burger. 
  3. Serve burgers with buns and mayo. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 4 under $70 – Menu 3

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