Herb Beef Burgers Recipe

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These moist, tender burgers are great at any summer picnic. You can prepare the patties ahead of time and keep them covered in the fridge until ready to grill.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh oregano, thyme, basil and parsley
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • Sliced tomato, lettuce leaves and sliced onion, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 395 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomato, chilies, olives, onion, garlic, chili powder, mustard, herbs and lemon peel. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve on buns with tomato, lettuce and onion if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Herb Beef Burgers in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p224

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 249076
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"I wanted to make them more of a meatloaf consistency, so I added an egg to the mixture and made it into more oval shaped patties. I got 6 nice sized patties out of the mixture. Way too cold to grill, so I pan fried them. I served them with some mashed potatoes that I added light sour cream, a little butter, and parm cheese."

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