All-American Burger with Red Pepper Relish

Top this two-fisted hamburger with a slice of mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves, and the red sweet pepper relish.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Grill: 14 mins
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All-American Burger with Red Pepper Relish
Ingredients
1/2
cup purchased roasted red pepper, cut into strips
1
tablespoon finely chopped pitted ripe olives
2
teaspoons olive oil
2
teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
2
tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
2
tablespoons catsup
1
tablespoon prepared horseradish
1
tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
pound extra-lean ground beef
4
slices smoked or regular mozzarella cheese
4
whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
 
Directions
  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.
Nutrition Facts (All-American Burger with Red Pepper Relish)
    Per serving:
  • 479 kcal cal.,
  • 27 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 91 mg chol.,
  • 757 mg sodium,
  • 27 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 33 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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