Italian Ciabatta Cheeseburgers
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Italian Ciabatta Cheeseburgers

Italian Ciabatta Cheeseburgers

with Mozzarella, Onion, and Balsamic Greens

Burgers are about as all-American as you can get (bonus points for making them at your all-American cookout). But that doesn’t mean they don’t have dreams of voyaging to faraway places. These mozzarella-topped patties with balsamic greens on ciabatta are what happens when cheeseburgers take a trip to Italy. In fact, their dolce vita attitude made them a hit with our happy cooks last time, which is why we’re adding this recipe to the HelloFresh Hall of Fame.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time30 minutes
Prep Time


serving amount

1 unit

Red Onion

1 clove


½ tablespoon

Tomato Paste

1 tablespoon

Balsamic Vinegar

10 ounce

Ground Beef

½ cup

Mozzarella Cheese

(Contains Milk)

2 unit

Ciabatta Bread

(Contains Soy, Wheat)

4 ounce

Heirloom Grape Tomatoes

2 ounce

Mixed Greens

1 ounce

Dried Cranberries

Not included in your delivery

5 teaspoon

Olive Oil

1 teaspoon





Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3305 kJ
Calories790 kcal
Fat40 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Carbohydrate64 g
Sugar19 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein42 g
Cholesterol110 mg
Sodium600 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pan
Large Bowl


Preheat Oven and Cook Onion

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 400 degrees or grill to high. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and 1 tsp sugar. Cook, tossing, until browned, 6-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.

Make Vinaigrette

While onion cooks, mince or grate garlic until you have ½ tsp (you may have a clove left over). In a large bowl, whisk together ½ TBSP tomato paste, 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar, 1 TBSP olive oil, and as much minced garlic as you like (we sent more tomato paste and vinegar than needed). Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Burgers

Wipe out same pan, then heat a drizzle of olive oil in it over medium-high heat (skip if grilling). Shape beef into 2 patties slightly wider than the bread. Season with salt and pepper. Add to pan or grill. Cook until just shy of desired doneness, 2-4 minutes per side. Sprinkle mozzarella on top. Cover pan or grill and cook until cheese melts, 1 minute more.

Toast Bread and Prep

Split ciabattas in half. Toast in oven or on grill until golden, 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, halve tomatoes lengthwise.

Toss Salad

Add mixed greens, tomatoes, and cranberries to bowl with vinaigrette and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble and Serve

Fill ciabattas with burgers, onion, and a little bit of salad. Divide between plates and serve with remaining salad on the side.