Italian Inspired Burgers

Perfect day for my Italian inspired burgers! Change it up a little and give’m something different. This recipe is for around 6 burgers.

You’ll need:

  • 2-lbs 80-20 blend ground chuck
  • 1/2-cup minced red bell peppers
  • 1/2-cup minced red onion
  • 2-garlic cloves minced
  • 1-tsp salt
  • 1/2-tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1/4-tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4-cup grated Parmesan or romano



Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl but do not over work the meat. Loosely form your burgers and let come to room temperature before cooking them. An over worked burger is horrible. A cold burger never cooks properly. Top with some roasted red bell peppers. Mozzarella, Gorgonzola or Fontina are perfect melting cheeses for the top. As far as buns, I’m not a fan of all these specialty buns, so I usually use a simple hamburger bun.

Daniel Mancini