Basil Burgers

    20 minutes

    These are a simple homemade burger with garlic, black pepper and most importantly basil. Cook them up on your BBQ and serve in a roll alone or with salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 500g beef mince
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
    • 4 hamburger buns, split

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat a barbecue for high heat.
    2. Mix together the beef mince, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and basil. Divide into four balls and flatten into patties.
    3. Cook the patties for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from barbecue and place onto hamburger buns. Top with desired toppings and condiments.

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    These "burgers" are not your traditional burger by any means, so the ketchup mustard route is not your best choice. Being Italian by spice addition, I chose to serve the burgers with an aioli and fresh mozzarella slices on a a rosemary/red onion foccacia instead of a hamburger bun. Keep it Italian and you can't go wrong with this delicious twist to the all-American burger.  -  27 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good recipe. My kids (12 & 17) enjoyed it a LOT. Was fun trying to get them to pic the "different" spice!! KINA!! I was taught how to make a burger patty long ago. Make into a ball...then between your palms, flatten the burger to where you want it....thick or thin. As you flatten it...keep turning the burger and gently squeeze the sides together to get ALL the air pockets out....dont make TOO thin or it will be tough. Its not like making need to handle the burger more to get all the air out...wont have any cracking and wont have that "ball" problem!!! Good luck....  -  26 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Probably the best burgers I have ever made! Very hearty! I wouldn't recommend this recipe for picky eaters - if you're used to bland, this may overwhelm you... but if you're used to a little Garlic and like Basil, you simply MUST try these. DELICIOUS.  -  26 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)