Basil Burgers Recipe

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

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  • 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

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[ingredients-right]

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese, optional
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

[nutrition-info calories=”314″ calories_fat=”” fat=”11g” sat_fat=”4g” choles=”56mg” sodium=”571mg” carbs=”25g” sugars=”” protein=”26g” fiber=”1g”]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest