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Sunday, June 24 2012

Ready for flavorful burgers? Grill these well-seasoned patties and top them with cheese and basil to serve on toasted rustic bread or whole wheat buns.


Outdoor Burgers
Recipe from 
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 34 mins
    1/2  cup  finely chopped onion
    1/4  cup  fine dry bread crumbs
    1/4  cup  finely chopped green sweet pepper
    1/4  cup  catsup
     tablespoons  prepared horseradish
     tablespoons  prepared mustard
    1/2  teaspoon  salt
    1/2  teaspoon  pepper
     pounds  extra-lean ground beef
     slices  smoked or regular mozzarella cheese
        Fresh basil leaves, sliced
     3/4-inch-thick slices  Italian bread, toasted, or whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
Combine onion, bread crumbs, sweet pepper, catsup, horseradish, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties.
Grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of patty registers 160 degrees F., turning once halfway through cooking. Top each burger with a slice of mozzarella during last 2 minutes of grilling. Remove from grill, sprinkle with basil.
Serve on toasted Italian bread slices or whole wheat buns. Makes 8 servings.

To transport to a picnic site, cover and chill raw meat patties for 1 hour. Transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Cook within 1 hour.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 396, Total Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 83 mg, Sodium 695 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 30 g. Daily Values: Vitamin C 36%, Calcium 15%, Iron 23%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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