ZESTY BASIL BURGERS

ZESTY BASIL BURGERS

1 pound lean ground beef
3 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 crusty rolls, split
1 cup packed spinach leaves
4 tomato slices

BASIL MAYONNAISE
3 tablespoons reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh basil or, chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  1. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, salt and pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four oval 1/2 inch thick patties.

  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 7 to 8 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear, turning once.

  3. Meanwhile in small bowl, combine Basil Mayonnaise ingredients; mix well.

  4. Line bottom half of each roll with spinach and tomato. Place burger on tomato; top with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture. Close with top half of roll.

Makes 4 burgers