These burgers are the hit of my town. All my friends come over every weekend just for these burgers. With a little bit of basil leaves, and some olive oil, you will drooling all over yourself while you eat these.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Mix together the ground beef, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Divide into four balls, and flatten into patties.

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  • Cook the patties for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove from grill and place onto hamburger buns. Top with desired toppings and condiments.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 22.9g 46% DV; carbohydrates 22.6g 7% DV; fat 22.6g 35% DV; cholesterol 71mg 24% DV; sodium 1178.7mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I didn't care for these too much. They were salty and the basil was too strong for out tastes. Both my husband and I loaded them with other things to cover the taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2006
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 meatloaf....you need to handle the burger more to get all the air out...wont have any cracking and wont have that "ball" problem!!! Good luck.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2006
We enjoyed these Chris. For a pound of ground beef I found 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. salt to be adequate for our taste. A bit of worcestershire might have been a nice addition. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These hamburgers were so good! I used seasoned salt instead of regular salt. I added a dash of cayenne pepper also. Other than that no changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These burgers are like ones you get at a nice restaurant. The taste is amazing. I could definitely eat this burger without any condiments or bread or anything! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
I didn't care for these too much. They were salty and the basil was too strong for out tastes. Both my husband and I loaded them with other things to cover the taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2006
GREAT BURGER... I added a little more garlic with some onion and a little less salt. Be careful with the oil I cut back on that a little too! It kept making the grill flare up. Otherwise THE GUYS LOVED THEM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I made this last night for company and everybody raved about it! A very flavorful yummy burger. We will never make our old plain burgers again after trying this one. Read More
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