Ground Meat Burger with Bolognese Sauce

The Ground Meat Burger with Bolognese Sauce offers an inspired twist on the traditional burger, combining a tender, perfectly grilled meat patty with a rich and savory Bolognese sauce.

This exquisite culinary creation balances the heartiness of the burger with the elegance and complexity of an Italian sauce.

Served on a warm, toasted ciabatta bun and garnished with fresh basil, this burger is a symphony of flavors that transcends the ordinary, turning a simple meal into a gourmet experience. Every bite is an invitation to indulge in layers of taste and texture that dance on the palate.


For the Patties:

  • 1 pound ground meat (a mix of beef and pork)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Bolognese Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground meat (a mix of beef and pork)
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For Assembly:

  • 4 ciabatta buns, toasted
  • Fresh basil leaves


Making the Bolognese Sauce:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and sauté until softened.
  3. Add the ground meat and cook until browned.
  4. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened. Set aside.

Preparing the Patties:

  1. Shape the ground meat into 4 evenly-sized patties, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked to your preferred level of doneness.

Assembling the Burgers:

  1. Place a generous scoop of Bolognese sauce on the bottom half of each toasted ciabatta bun.
  2. Add the meat patty on top of the sauce.
  3. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
  4. Finish with the other half of the bun.


Serve the Ground Meat Burger with Bolognese Sauce with a side of garlic-parmesan roasted potatoes or a fresh green salad for a harmonious meal.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes

The Ground Meat Burger with Bolognese Sauce is an exceptional creation that pays homage to the art of fine dining. It’s a melding of worlds, a delightful celebration of textures and tastes that unites the comfort of a burger with the sophistication of Italian cuisine. Rich in flavors and crafted with love, this burger is more than just a dish; it’s a statement, a beautiful expression of culinary creativity, and a taste adventure that beckons you to savor and enjoy.

Let this extraordinary burger take you on a delightful journey, and relish the gourmet experience it has to offer!