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Basil Burger Patties Recipe

Basil Burger Patties Recipe

“We’ve been making these refreshing burgers for years,” Jill Christopher explains from Grants Pass, Oregon. “Served on onion rolls with cream cheese and avocado on top, they’re a nice change from the regular cheeseburger. Everybody asks for them when we barbecue.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 4 onion rolls, split and toasted
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. Grill, uncovered, over medium-hot heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  • 3. Spread cream cheese over cut side of roll tops. Place burgers, onion and avocado on roll bottoms; replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 669 calories, 41g fat (15g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 432mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 43g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 81607
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"These were really good and a nice change of pace. I will definitely make again."

kafaughn User ID: 3552105 75842
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

"I made these slider size and added a fresh picked tomato to the toppings. Used chopped fresh basil instead of minced. Was skeptical of the cream cheese, but yum! Delicious!"

kristidoolittle User ID: 6297040 161854
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I'm not normally the biggest fan when it comes to homemade burgers, but now I am. This burger was AMAZING! Simple and easy to make, and the flavors were all great together. Make these burgers, you won't be disappointed."

tspw925 User ID: 5766118 108837
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"I tried your recipe. Based on the high starts status, i expected much. Could not have been more dissapointed. Sorry, but this sucks and is a detriment to the true burger."

Foody2 User ID: 5258620 157830
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"Was simply delicious!!! My husband LOVED them and doesn't normally like burgers. All the different flavors melded nicely together! Can't wait to make these for guests!!!"

armywife6280 User ID: 4424617 138709
Reviewed May. 17, 2010

"This is an awesome recipe!!! Even my kids liked them!! I am looking forward to making them again for my hubby, who is currently serving in Iraq!!! I made them for him when he came home on R&R...he loved them!!! Highly recommend this recipe!!"

Je1717y User ID: 4023223 137059
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2009

"I used this recipe with two packages of ground turkey and whole wheat buns instead. Very yummy!"

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