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Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe

Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe

I often end up with a bumper crop of basil and here's a favorite way to use some of it. These burgers feature great Italian flavor. And who can resist their gooey, cheesy centers or the scrumptious topping? —Virginia Kochis, Springfield, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Additional fresh basil leaves, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and water. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. In a food processor, combine mayonnaise and tomatoes; cover and process until blended. Chill until serving.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the Worcestershire sauce, basil, Italian seasoning, garlic, pepper and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 12 thin patties. Place 2 tablespoons cheese on six patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  • 3. On a greased grill, cook burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with mayonnaise mixture and, if desired, additional basil. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 355 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 904mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein

Reviews for Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"The basil gives these burgers a nice summery flavor. The sun-dried tomato mayo was a hit with my family. I prepped the mayo and the burgers the night before so I only had to throw them on the grill for a delicious weeknight dinner. I melted the cheese on top instead of stuffing the burgers."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"My family loved this recipe! It's a keeper! Very flavorful and the hamburgers don't fall apart"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"These burgers are outstanding! My husband and I really enjoyed them and I will definitely be making them often!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"So good!! My 5yo ate an entire burger herself!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"delicious burger mayo was good made a great combination."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"I made this tonight and it's so good that I'll make again. I used fresh tomatoes instead of sun dried tomatoes and still its good and used tomato paste too. And I used fresh basil instead of dried. Jennifer m brown from Sioux falls,SD"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"even my kids loved them!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"This is a superb recipe. I melted the mozzarella on top instead of putting it in the burger."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"This was a delicious recipe and super-easy to make. It's a great change from a regular burger."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"Very hearty. The family loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"This is the perfect burger for me!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"Making this for a second time tonight. Great flavor and healthier than many other burger recipes. I use baby spinach to top my burger, instead of additional basil leaves."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"Very good....ESPECIALLY the dressing!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"Made these for Father's Day. Everyone loved them. The tomato mayonnaise was a big hit."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

"@musthavemuzk,

Not everyone has sodium restrictions placed on them. Overall, this is a healthy meal."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"i haven't made this and well i am not sure i will as it is written. recently i have been put on a 1500mg sodium intake and well with this being 800+ i just cannot justify having it as this alone would be half my daily allowed intake....so i ask how is this healthy?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"EXCELLENT! Next time I'll chop basil more finely.

I had sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil but it was very good anyways."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"Loved it! I added extra basil to the mayo/tomato mixture!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"I used 1 pound of hamburger and some basil from my garden. I made 3 burgers. Unfortunately, I forgot the sun-dried tomato mayonnaise in the fridge until after dinner but there was so much flavor I didn't miss it. Will definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"This burger was quick and easy to put together and was loaded with flavor. Definitely a redo!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"This burger was delicious! My husband, who puts ketchup on EVERYTHING, (especially bugers) didn't even ask for it tonight! That speaks volumes to the taste of this burger. It was packed with flavor even without the sundried tomato spread on top! This will be our new burger recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"Liked by 4 of my 5 children!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.