Beef Bites

Its time to break out the grill, how about trying these Basil Burgers with Sun Dried Tomato Mayonnaise over the weekend? basil burger

     1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
     1 cup boiling water
     1 cup fat-free mayonnaise
     2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
     1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
     2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
     2 garlic cloves, minced
     1/2 teaspoon pepper
     1/4 teaspoon salt
     1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
     3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
     6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
     Additional fresh basil leaves, optional

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and water. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. In a food processor, combine mayonnaise and tomatoes; cover and process until blended. Chill until serving.
In a large bowl, combine the Worcestershire sauce, basil, Italian seasoning, garlic, pepper and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 12 thin patties. Place 2 tablespoons cheese on six patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with mayonnaise mixture and additional basil if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Source: Taste of Home

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