Best Italian Juicy Hamburgers

Thursday, February 1, 2018
These big juicy beef patty's are thick and bursting with Italian flavors. They're truly one of the best burgers on the planet, at least to me! The homemade ciabatta bread rolls are pillow soft and make a big difference giving this Italian burger the "wow" factor!



this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper







this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper



Growing up in Upstate Utica, New York it's cold!



I grew up in an all Italian household, we made our hamburgers differently.


Hamburgers as we know them in America are thin, on an american style bun and became a loved fast food item in major chains across the country.



this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper



No Fast Food For Us



Hamburgers as we know them in America are thin, on an American style bun and became a loved fast food item in major chains across the country.


Growing up in Upstate New York where it was always cold, we didn't have the luxury of grilling outside.


When we did back in those days, everything to me tasted like lighter fluid using that charcoal outside in the summer time.


Even though that brings back some great memories of our family reunions, everything got cooked on the barbecue grills outside.


Mom and Grandma made everything from scratch, loose hamburger meat, shaped the burgers, that was our style.



   this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a cast iron skillet frying




Iron skillets Rule!



I really do like the flavor of my burger cooked in an iron skillet either on the gas grill or top of stove.


Either way you can prepare these, the burgers are juicy.


Cooking them on high heat to seal in the juices and brown quickly on both sides is the key.


Then lowering the temperature to almost warm to finish cooking. That's how they stay so juicy.



this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper



Italian Style



What makes these Italian?


The garlic, herbs, spices, cheeses but my favorite is the bun.



Homemade ciabatta bread rolls, makes them taste over the top special in taste. I just love the soft flour topped ciabatta bread. You can also buy them anywhere that sell fresh Italian ciabatta bread rolls.


These Italian juicy burgers reminded me of a big square or round meatball, depending how they were shaped when Grandma made them.


Mom used to get fancy sometimes and make us pizza burgers and just top them with homemade Sunday sauce leftover and mozzarella melted cheese.


Those were another treat we loved.






this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper




Oven Baked Or Grilled



Most of the time we had horrible cold weather, either it rained or snowed.


That's what I remember throughout most of September in Upstate New York.


These burgers were delicious in the iron skillet baked, fried or grilled (which truly was a treat grilled if at all possible).



this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper. It has lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, ketchup and provolone cheese on it




I love all Italian flavors in this burger!



One of the reasons I love these burgers over the all American burger is the garlic and cheese.


These thick juicy burgers reminds me of my grandma because she would mold them in her hands and I would sit and watch her pressing them firmly together.


They didn't have those fancy hamburger press makers in those days.


She would press them together and place them on wax paper, refrigerate them until dinner time.


It gave the garlic and herbs a chance flavor the meat she said.




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this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper




Then that awesome aroma!



All I can remember is that wonderful smell of her frying these burgers in the oil and some fresh garlic when I was a child. It was so good!


The smell of the fresh garlic throughout the house was such an amazing aroma.


Even if you didn't like meat, the smell of the hamburgers aroma made your mouth water.




this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow



Pick your own toppings!



Of course if you prefer to saute and caramelize onions, then add some long hots or your favorite peppers to the pan now we are really making the ultimate burger!


Then of course you can add those mushrooms in the pan too! I am sure you can relate to many toppings out there and give me some suggestions too!


I have even added leftover eggplant Parmesan on top of my burgers!


Without Americanizing the hamburger with (bacon and cheddar and of course you can if that's your favorite) we would add either pepperoni, capicola or a slice of sopressata.



this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow




Always been the best burgers in our house!



These are Best Italian Juicy Hamburgers so don't wait for summer to enjoy a great hamburger.


Mix them up and either fry them in a cast iron skillet or bake them.


They even come out great in an air fryer if you happen to have one.


The homemade potato fries were seasoned too, but that's another post coming soon!


Sometimes instead of melting the cheese on top, I put the cheese in the center of the hamburger before shaping the patty. Delicious!




this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and sitting on old fashioned white and red checkered wax paper





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hamburger, fast food, old fashioned, burger, beef, meat, homemade
beef, meat, hamburger
Italian
Yield: 6 to 8

Best Italian Juicy Hamburgers

prep time: 10 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 45 mins
These are a seasoned delicious all beef homemade hamburger Grandma use to make in an iron skillet

ingredients:

2 pounds Ground Chuck
1 egg
1/4  cup Italian  seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Italian dry seasoning
1/4 cup Merlot wine or Cabernet
3 tablespoon Romano grated cheese
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 clove  garlic minced fine 
3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
2 tablespoons marinara sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil
For the rolls:
Ciabatta rolls
Minced fresh garlic
olive oil
salt pepper to taste
pinch of red pepper flakes

Garnishings:
Argula
Romaine
Sliced beef tomatoes
Sliced provolone cheese or mozzarella 
Your favorite condiments we only use marinara and sometimes brown spicy mustard

instructions:

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together with your hands until is is evenly blended.
Shape into square patty's. 

Grandma's version:
Heat a small amount of oil in a cast iron skillet.  Add two slivered pieces of fresh garlic. Saute the burgers in the garlic and oil until cooked. If the garlic browns too fast take it out, it's just there to flavor the oil.

Note: you can grill, fry, bake, broil or even air fry until patty is cooked all the way through. We like it just a tiny bit pink. If you do, then proceed to saute the garlic in oil and coat the burgers for flavor before proceeding with these  other cooking methods.

In the meantime,  cut the rolls your using in half, brush with olive oil,  a little on each side with  minced garlic. Broil or grill until toasted.
When burgers are cooked place the cheese on top to melt it.
Put lettuce first on the bun, burger with cheese, top with tomato. Garnish with sauce or condiments of choice.
calories
379
fat (grams)
17
sat. fat (grams)
6
carbs (grams)
2
protein (grams)
19
sugar (grams)
4
Created using The Recipes Generator





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this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and bursting with the best Italian flavors cooked in a cast iron skillet then loaded on top with tomato and lettuce with mustard and provolone cheese melted



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this is an Italian seasoned beef burger in a ciabatta bread roll pillow soft hamburger better than any fast food burger. This burger has lettuce tomato condiments, cheeses, and bursting with the best Italian flavors cooked in a cast iron skillet then loaded on top with tomato and lettuce with mustard and provolone cheese melted

37 comments

  1. My husband will definitely love this!

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  2. Boy, this sounds like a wonderful burger---whether cooked indoors or out!!

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  3. Since I like the meat to extend to the edge of the bread, I'd make them a little thinner but I love the sound of the burger ingredients and the looks of the bun. I looked at the recipe for the bread and assume you use the same recipe for the rolls - one of our favorite breads but never made them.

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  4. Woo hoo, great hamburger! Garlic, cheese and Ciabatta, yum!!!

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  5. I like burgers prepared in a great iron skillet too. It seems to retain the fat better versus when grilled . . . but we love them grilled too. Either way, this Italian burger sounds awesome!!!

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  6. Whoa, now that's a burger! I bet the red wine adds a beautiful richness to the flavor. Looks perfect for grilling season!

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  7. I've never had an Italian-flavored hamburger but these sound divine!

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  8. That sounds like one tasty burger! Can't wait to make these!

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  9. I, too, grew up in an Italian household. We always did our burgers on the stovetop with lots of garlic.

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  10. Oh yes, these hamburgers look so delicious!

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  11. Never though of adding wine to my burgers but sounds interesting. This looks like a great burger.

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  12. These hamburgers look juicy! And nothing can't beat homemade ciabatta bread rolls.

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  13. High five, my friend. Looks so good.

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  14. This is one tasty burger! Love the flavours. So perfect to cook on the skillet or on the outdoor grill!

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  15. WOW these hamburgers look and sound absolutely delicious! I love the Italian twist ♥

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  16. Oh, how delicious this BEST JUICY ITALIAN HAMBURGERS looks. This is a great idea for my lunch. An interesting combination of ingredients looks very beautiful and I'm sure it is very tasty! I definitely want to try it. Thank you for a great recipe!

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  17. What a beautiful burger!! I love all the seasonings, the marinara and the ciabtta buns... Delicious!

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  18. Oh, dear, Claudia! I couldn't wait to see this recipe! Love all the flavors and the fact that it's cooked in cast iron...the old fashioned way! Booooteeeefully deeelish! xo

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  19. This recipe sounds amazing! We are making burgers tonight and I am most definitely going to be adding herbs and red wine! Might even have to make the fiance stop for ciabatta rolls on his way home too!

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  20. Juicy, garlic, cheese, all in one sentence, I mean, on one burger... delicious!

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  21. That is such a flavor packed and delicious looking Italian hamburgers. So juicy and so cheesy.

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  22. With grilling season here...what a great burger to try. You can never go wrong cooking with wine....these look so juicy. I know they would be perfect for our next BBQ party.

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  23. Wow, such a tasty juicy tasty Italian burger. I love that your burger is filled with great seasonings and you used your homemade ciabatta hamburger buns. On of my most favorite additions to a really great burger is wine. Your recipe is perfect.My family will be enjoying these all summer.

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  24. Now these look like my kind of burgers...yum!!!

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  25. YAY!! Grill season is here and we so enjoy it. Italian burgers are great with the great seasoning included. And I agree, no wimpy bun can take a great burger. It has to be a chewy ciabatta bun that holds that delicious meat.

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  26. I absolutely love ciabatta bread, so I love that you used it for these burgers! They look absolutely moutwatering

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  27. We love burgers in our house. This one sounds absolutely delicious. I love the addition of vine and italian seasoning. Just yummy!

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  28. There is just nothing like a GOOD burger!! I like that you added a little red wine to this recipe; I bet that really enhances the flavor. Can't wait to try it!

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  29. You can't beat a classic hamburger. These look super juicy and I love all the toppings too!

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  30. Although I don't eat meat myself, my family would absolutely demolish these juicy and delicious looking burgers! Thank you for a great recipe.

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  31. These burgers look amazing. I love the addition of wine here!

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  32. There's nothing like making you're favorite fast foods from scratch! It always makes me feel so good to do it myself.

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  33. That is one juicy hamburger indeed! Looks delicious!

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  34. I live in Northern Italy and we love making are own big thick burgers too and cook them on what Italians call a piastra. (It's a rectangular cast iron grill pan with ridges). Ciabatta is also our favourite choice for the rolls. Yours look and sound delicious. Love the idea of adding wine!

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    1. Oh I have seen the rectangular cast iron here also and these burgers were shaped into squares when Grandma made them now I need to go get a pan like that thanks for reminding me! I love that the traditions are similar to yours she was from Rome Italy. Ciao

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  35. These look super juicy! Definitely going to put them on the meal plan.

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  36. I love a yummy burger and the fact that these are Italian is even better! Yum!

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