Basil Burgers Recipe
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Basil Burgers Recipe

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Chopped fresh basil leaves add a welcome spark to these hamburgers and wonderfully capture the taste of summer. Grilling brings out the best flavors in the ground beef as well as the basil. They're a pleasant surprise at a family cookout.—Jennie Wilburn, Long Creek, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese, optional
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 314 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 571 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the basil, onion, bread crumbs, wine and garlic salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Top with cheese if desired. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Basil Burgers in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p41

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 314 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 571 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

This recipe pairs well with a full-bodied red wine.

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2013

My family which includes my husband, a 4 year old and 3 year old and me of course all absolutely love this recipe!!! Yummy!! TRY IT!!

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

My DH really liked these. I thought I would love them to since I really like basil, but they didn't do anything for me.

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Reviewed May. 21, 2010

IT WAS GOOD

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