2022 Build A Better Burger Winner, The Napoli Burger

Accolades 2022 Winning Recipes
Serves Serves: 6 Regular-Sized Burgers

Meet the burger that was inspired by the incredible bounty and wonderful flavors of Italy.​ This burger is adorned with sun-ripened red tomatoes bursting with flavor, lemon zest, fresh rocket (arugula), and prosciutto crisps. Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean in the Via Napoli Burger, perfectly paired with Sutter Home Red Blend.

Serves: 6 Regular-Sized Burgers



  • 1 Pound ground pork
  • 1 Pound ground Italian sausage
  • ⅓ Cup sweet onion, grated
  • ½ Cup oil and herb packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped (reserve 3 tablespoons oil for rolls)
  • ½ Teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1-Ounce) slices Provolone cheese
  • 6 Kaiser rolls (split)
  • 3 Cups arugula leaves
  • 18 Slices roma tomatoes
  • Vegetable oil to wipe on grill rack (about ¼ cup)


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 Slices prosciutto, thinly sliced

Lemon Basil Parmesan Aioli:

  • ½ Cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ Cup Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons lemon zest, freshly grated
  • ½ Teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. Heat a gas grill to medium-high heat
  2. AIn a small mixing bowl stir together mayonnaise, Parmesan, basil, lemon zest and crushed red pepper, cover and refrigerate
  3. Place 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large non-stick skillet and place on grill rack or side burner over medium-high heat
  4. Add 4 slices prosciutto and cook until crispy, turning as necessary, then remove to paper towels to drain
  5. Repeat steps with remaining olive oil and prosciutto
  6. In a large mixing bowl, place pork, sausage, onion, sun dried tomatoes, crushed red pepper and salt
  7. Mix together gently but thoroughly and form the mixture into 6 patties
  8. Wipe the grill rack with vegetable oil, then place the patties on the rack and cook them for 4 minutes, covered
  9. Turn and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until done
  10. During the last few minutes of cooking, place a slice of provolone on each patty
  11. Brush each side of rolls with reserved oil from tomatoes and place on grill rack to toast while the burgers finish cooking
  12. To assemble the burgers, top each roll bottom with a portion of aioli, a portion of arugula, 3 slices of tomato, a cheese covered patty, a portion of prosciutto crisps and roll tops
  13. Serve with a glass of Sutter Home Red Blend and enjoy! Ciao!