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Outdoor Burgers

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Grill 14 mins
Outdoor Burgers
  • 1/2  cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1/4  cup  fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4  cup  finely chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/4  cup  catsup
  • 2  tablespoons  prepared horseradish
  • 2  tablespoons  prepared mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  pepper
  • 2  pounds  extra-lean ground beef
  • 8  slices  smoked or regular mozzarella cheese
  •  Fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • 8  3/4-inch-thick slices  Italian bread, toasted, or whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

1. Combine onion, bread crumbs, sweet pepper, catsup, horseradish, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape meat mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties.

2. Grill patties on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of patty registers 160 degrees F., turning once halfway through cooking. Top each burger with a slice of mozzarella during last 2 minutes of grilling. Remove from grill, sprinkle with basil.

3. Serve on toasted Italian bread slices or whole wheat buns. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • To transport to a picnic site, cover and chill raw meat patties for 1 hour. Transport in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Cook within 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts (Outdoor Burgers)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 396,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 83,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 28,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 30,
  • vit. C (mg) 21,
  • sodium (mg) 695,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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