Recipe and Photo by: Better Homes and Gardens
This hearty cheeseburger is topped with mozzarella cheese, red sweet pepper relish and fresh basil, then sandwiched between a toasted whole wheat bun.
purchased roasted red pepper, cut into strips
tablespoon finely chopped pitted ripe olives
snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
finely chopped onion
fine dry bread crumbs
tablespoon prepared horseradish
tablespoon prepared mustard
pound extra-lean ground beef
smoked or regular mozzarella cheese
whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
1. For relish, combine red sweet pepper strips, ripe olives, olive oil, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor bowl. Cover and process with several on-off turns until coarsely chopped. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
2. Combine onion, bread crumbs, catsup, horseradish, mustard, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape the meat mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
3. Grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until internal temperature of burgers reaches at least 160 degrees F with an instant-read thermometer, turning once halfway through cooking. Top each patty with a cheese slice the last 2 minutes of grilling.
4. Serve each burger on a toasted whole wheat bun with fresh basil leaves and 1 tablespoon red sweet pepper relish. Makes 4 servings.
nutritional info per serving
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