I have been a little obsessed with Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger lately. They are delicious on their own, but I’ve been having fun playing with them in all kinds of recipes. My Italian Meatballs were my last creation, and today, I am excited to share this Italian Stuffed Ricotta Burger. Stuffed burgers are all kinds of fun! It’s a surprise inside an already tasty treat.
Italian Stuffed Ricotta Burger
For this burger, I wanted something creamy and savory to sandwich between the Beyond Burger patties. Kite Hill’s Ricotta is the perfect salty filling for this recipe. I added a few ingredients to the cheese and formed it into a small ball and flattened it between the patties, so it would melt while it cooked. I added traditional Italian seasonings to the burgers with a special shout out to rosemary. I think it makes this Stuffed Italian Ricotta Burger!
To put the burger together, I used a ciabatta roll for a thematic twist on the hamburger bun (focaccia would be tasty too), some doctored up marinara sauce (although regular store-bought works just fine too), and fresh basil leaves. Read on for the recipe below and let me know what you think!
- 1/4 cup Kite Hill dairy-free ricotta cheese
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 basil leaf, finely chopped
- 1 package Beyond Meat Beyond Burger
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon salt-free Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- For the marinara sauce
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon red wine
- 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 dashed Italian seasoning
- 2 ciabatta rolls
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 6-8 basil leaves
- 1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well to mix all the ingredients. Form into two small balls and flatten.
- 1. Combine the burgers and seasonings in a bowl. Mix well.
- 2. Flatten the mixture into 4 evenly distributed patties.
- 3. Take one of the ricotta balls and place on top of one of the patties, flattening to spread it out on top of the burger.
- 4. Place another burger on top and form together into one thick patty.
- 5. Heat a grill or pan on medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
- 6. Cook the burgers about 5 minutes on each side.
- 1. Heat the marinara sauce and remaining ingredients in a sauce pan.
- 2. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- 1. Slice the ciabatta rolls in half. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- 2. Toast the bread.
- 3. Spread marinara sauce on each slice of bread.
- 4. Top with a burger and 3-4 basil leaves.
- 5. Top with the other slice of bread.
Have you ever made a stuffed burger? What do you think about this Stuffed Italian Ricotta Burger?