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Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe
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Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 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 ground beef
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  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Additional fresh basil leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 368 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with mayonnaise mixture and additional basil if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise in Healthy Cooking June/July 2011, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 368 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 816 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

Reviews for Basil Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Mayonnaise(16)

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

even my kids loved them!!

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Reviewed May. 29, 2014

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

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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

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

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Reviewed May. 21, 2013

Very hearty. The family loved it.

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Reviewed May. 21, 2013

This is the perfect burger for me!

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