Looking for a new way to make a juicy, mouthwatering burger? Try our Ricotta Beef Burger! The ricotta adds moisture and flavor, a delicious twist on a classic. Feel free to throw some chopped up veggies into the mix as well, onions and garlic would be a great addition! Not a fan of beef? Ground turkey, chicken, or lamb are great substitutes.



ricotta beef burger
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Ricotta Beef Burgers

Course Main Course
Keyword beef, burger, cookout, keto, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Abbie Gellman


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons ricotta plus 1/4 cup for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ cup basil leaves chiffonade, plus more for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black Pepper
  • olive oil spray


  1. Mix the ground beef with garlic, 2 tablespoons ricotta, tomato paste, basil, salt, and pepper until well combined. Gently form the meat into four patties.
  2. To grill indoors: Heat a large nonstick grill pan or skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium. Cook on one side ~4-5 minutes, then flip. Cook ~4-5 minutes.
  3. To grill outdoors: Cook the burgers on medium heat ~5 minutes on each side.
  4. Top each burger with 1-2 tablespoons ricotta and basil

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Ricotta Beef Burger

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