If your garden, like mine, is filled with excessive basil, here's a recipe that was featured in Taste of Home's top-10 burgers. I've never had basil on a burger. It looks pretty, but I'm not so sure about the taste. However, I'm willing to try. Let me know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1/2 cup loosely packed basil leaves, minced
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 to 2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 pounds lean ground beef (90-percent lean)
8 slices Monterey Jack cheese, optional
Lettuce and tomato, optional
8 hamburger buns, split
In a large bowl, combine the basil, onion, bread crumbs, wine and garlic salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into eight patties. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160 F. Top with cheese and garnish with lettuce and tomato, if desired. Serve on buns. Makes 8 servings.