Tomato Bun Burgers

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • Your favorite burger toppings (mayo, lettuce, pickle, etc!)


  1. Cut a 1 inch slice off the top and bottom of each tomato and place on a paper towel to drain a little. Save the middle to use in something else (chop them up for salads, etc.)
  2. Toss the beef with a little salt and pepper and form into patties. Heat a griddle or pan to high and cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare (longer if you like your burgers well done.
  3. Spread the tomato slice tops and bottoms with mayo and/or other toppings. Place a burger on each tomato bun bottom, and cover with tomato tops.
  4. Take a big bite, and have napkins ready – these are juicy!