Perfect Summer Basil Burger

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef (80-percent lean)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 4 English muffins, halved horizontally and toasted
  • 1 tomato, sliced and lightly salted
  • Perfect Basil Sauce, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • Perfect Basil Sauce:
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup prepared mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Quarter the beef into even portions. Form into burgers, indenting the middle slightly with your thumb. Season with salt and pepper, and brush lightly with vegetable oil. Cook on a hot grill until charred on the outside and pink on the inside, about 4 minutes per side. Two minutes before removing the burgers, top the burgers with the mozzarella cheese.

  • Place the toasted muffins on a serving platter. Place the tomato slices on the bottom, and top each with cooked patties. Spread a tablespoon or two of the basil sauce on each bun top and sprinkle with a little Parmesan cheese. Serve extra basil sauce on the side for dipping.

Perfect Basil Sauce:
  • Blend the green onion, basil, garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce in a blender until creamy and pale green. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper, if needed.


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