Basil Burgers Recipe | Reader's Digest

Basil Burgers Recipe

Fresh basil leaves and beef combine to create delicious flavor on the grill.

from Taste of Home
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Quick look

  • prep 30 min
  • serves 8

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

    How to make it  30 minutes


  • 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°. Top with cheese if desired. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 314
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Sodium: 571mg
  • Carbs: 25g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g