Here is another burger recipe. As I mentioned before, I am trying to create a different burger every Sunday- which is our day for grilling. The other day my husband and I were at a specialty food store- Eden Gourmet. We were looking to buy things for dinner including some veggies and some meat. My husband peeked into their cold storage case and saw a few different kinds of pre-made burgers. He wanted to buy the basil burgers but I insisted on buying the ground meat so I can make my own. I told him I will make the burgers with basil and garlic and will add more flavor to them and obviously make them yummier- plus I am always leary about pre-made meats.. I never what all is in there…
I decided to add fresh basil and garlic into the grass fed beef we bought. Speaking of grass fed… I think it is important to get the best quality meat that you can buy.. it makes the a huge difference with taste when you buy good quality ingredients. I thought about doctoring up some store bought mayo but then realized how much fat it has.. so, I decided to add one tablespoon of mayo to some non-fat Greek yogurt. I then added kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper. The spread tasted amazing and it was hard to tell how healthy it was….
The burgers were delicious with some grilled baby zucchinis and potatoes.. recipes to follow…
- 1 pound ground grass fed beef
- 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Transfer the meat into a medium bow. Add the basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and keep aside in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours. Form four patties and keep aside.
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup kalamata olives
- 3 to 4 sundried tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves
Process the olives, sundried tomatoes and garlic in a small processor. Mix into the mayonnaise and yogurt in a small bowl. Add salt and pepper and taste for seasonings. Keep aside.
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
- 4 burger buns, sliced
- 4 mozzarella slices
Cook the burgers according to desired doneness. Add the cheese on top. Spread the mayo onto the buns and add tomatoes. Serve the burgers with grilled potatoes and veggies.