Baby Basil Burgers with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Baby Basil Burgers with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Baby Basil Burgers with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad, these baby burgers are so good!  With plenty of basil available, why not add some to your favorite burger mix.  These burgers are like eating a basil pesto and a hamburger at the same time.  Since basil marries so well with tomatoes and cucumber why not add those too as your side, a great summer meal idea.

You can even make these burgers into little meatballs, grill or bake them, then skewer together with cherry tomatoes and a baby mozzarella for a great appetizer.  So much to do with this basil burger mix, it is good to keep it in your recipe file!  Baby Basil Burgers with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad,  Let’s Cook!

Baby Basil Burgers with Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Baby Basil Burgers with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad, these baby burgers are so good, healthy and easy to make. With plenty of basil available, why not add some to your favorite burger mix.  These grilled burgers are like eating a basil pesto and a hamburger at the same time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author whatsmickeycooking

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground veal, or lean ground beef of mixture of both
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs, good quality
  • large handful Fresh basil leaves, stems removed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large Tomatoes, beefsteak or heirloom, sliced
  • 1 long English cucumber or 2 thin long cucumbers peeled and sliced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Finishing salt

Instructions

  1. In a blender, or using a handheld immersion blender and it's mixing bowl, add the eggs, garlic, basil leaves and salt and pepper blend together  until basil is completely blended and liquid.

  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add the ground meat, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs.  Pour the liquid egg, basil mixture into the meat and mix well being careful not to overwork the meat

  3. When mixture is combined and holds a shape (note, if the mixture is too moist, add either more cheese or breadcrumbs or combination of both) form small patties

  4. Grill until you reach your desired doneness.

    Baby Basil Burgers with a Cucumber and Tomato Salad
  5. Serve with a side dish of sliced tomatoes and cucumbers dressed with olive oil and finishing salt.

 

Buon Appetito!

Mickey

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Pasta with Parsley Pesto and Mini Meatballs for Dinner

Pasta with Parsley Pesto

Grilled Zucchini with Mint and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Grilled Zucchini with Mint Infused Olive Oil

 

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