Sweet Kentucky Bourbon Corn Pudding with Candied Jalapeños.
These burgers, I have so many words for these burgers.
First of all, the colors and flavors just make me happy. These burgers are so bright and fresh, while still maintaining their hearty deliciousness.
I have been dying to show you these burgers, but wanted to wait until closer to summer. Now that Memorial Day is actually upon us (how can that be?), I am so excited to share! Speaking of which, what are you guys up to this weekend? Anyone have fun cookout/camping plans? Any fun summer kick-off parties?
Please tell me that whatever you are planning there will be plenty of burgers, corn and watermelon. I feel like it wouldn’t be Memorial Day otherwise.
I am starting to think that this Memorial Day a road trip may be in order. I know that to most of you, snow on Memorial Day does not sound possible. Sadly, where I live, it is entirely possible. In fact Tuesday night and Wednesday I am told we received a foot of snow. BUT…the good thing about living in the mountains is, you can always come down. Denver can have a completely different climate than the mountains. Snowing in the mountains and 75 and sunny in Denver…both at the same time… are completing possible. My mom kids that they are taking a trip to Florida for the day when spending a Saturday in Denver.
Unfortunately, I don’t get down there very often. My parents, while really my dad – with my mom and Asher in tow, are the pickers who travel around Colorado in search of props. I’m starting to realize this may just be their excuse for seeking warmer temps. After spending these last couple days in Cali, I’m thinking I either need to join them or go crash on my aunt and uncle’s couch in Ohio with my brother. At this point, anything is sounding better than the snow.
Can’t handle more snow!
Just a little FYI here, I am heading back home today. That means I will be playing catch up on comments and emails. Incredibly sorry if I have left you hanging. My laptop is basically not functioning. I think I have a virus because every time I click on anything I get a pop up. I need to make a run to the Apple store for sure, but that’s easier said than done. I promise to respond to everything in the next couple days, thanks for bearing with me!
But let’s talk about these mozzarella and caramelized peach caprese burgers.
The idea originated from this nectarine caprese salad I made a couple of summers back. Basically the thought was to turn those flavors into a burger, but most importantly, to include the fried mozzarella because the mozzarella makes the burger.
Also, I have not a clue how I found such delicious and ripe peaches this early in the season, but I was so excited that I did.
Double also, this burger will keep on getting better throughout the summer months as the peaches just keep getting better and better… from sweet to sweeter.
I know that putting a piece of fruit on a burger sounds a little odd, and maybe it is, but I promise this is so good. Think of it kind of like a fruit salsa smeared on a grilled steak, you’d be into that right (I so would be)? Pretty similar concept, but in burger form, and with fried mozzarella (oh my gosh, yes!) and basil (double yes!).
So you see, I feel like it’s not really that weird, but then again, I am me and I’d put fruit on pretty much anything…except chocolate of course. You guys all know I am serious about my chocolate and rarely mix it with fruit (with the slight exception of bananas…sometimes).
I will not lie though, as much as I love the sweet caramelized grilled peaches, the fried mozzarella is where it’s at, the cheese completely sets this burger apart.
Especially when paired with the balsamic seasoned beef and the fresh basil. Honestly, it is so good. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the complete gooeyness of the mozzarella coming right off the pan, but regrettably I work about as slow as molasses when it comes to photo taking.
I blame this on my “every photo has to be perfect” mentality. UGH.
Thankfully for you guys, you can make the mozzarella yourselves and experience the crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside, deliciousness for yourself. Which will be much better than any photo anyway!
Also, these burgers are really fast to make, so they are perfect for a quick summer weeknight dinner or a weekend BBQ.
My one request is that you at least make the fried mozzarella, add the basil and then add some form of sweetness. If you cannot find peaches, try adding pineapple, mango, or even diced strawberries would be delicious. Really any fruit you love will work great. Trust me, the combo of savory and sweet is SO good.
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And don’t forget the watermelon…summer weekend staple.
My burger ever, made this for the whole family and they all loved it. The watermelon also pairs amazingly well with this combo!!
Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a wonderful day:) xTieghan