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Chris' Bay Area Burger Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chris' Bay Area Burger

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"These burgers are the hit of my town. All my friends come over every weekend just for these burgers. With a little bit of basil leaves, and some olive oil, you will drooling all over yourself while you eat these."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Mix together the ground beef, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Divide into four balls, and flatten into patties.
  2. Cook the patties for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove from grill and place onto hamburger buns. Top with desired toppings and condiments.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 30 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2006

These "burgers" are not your traditional burger by any means, so the ketchup mustard route is not your best choice. Being Italian by spice addition, I chose to serve the burgers with an aioli and fresh mozzarella slices on a a rosemary/red onion foccacia instead of a hamburger bun. Keep it Italian and you can't go wrong with this delicious twist to the all-American burger.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I didn't care for these too much. They were salty and the basil was too strong for out tastes. Both my husband and I loaded them with other things to cover the taste.

 
Aug 26, 2006

Very good recipe. My kids (12 & 17) enjoyed it a LOT. Was fun trying to get them to pic the "different" spice!! KINA!! I was taught how to make a burger patty long ago. Make into a ball...then between your palms, flatten the burger to where you want it....thick or thin. As you flatten it...keep turning the burger and gently squeeze the sides together to get ALL the air pockets out....dont make TOO thin or it will be tough. Its not like making meatloaf....you need to handle the burger more to get all the air out...wont have any cracking and wont have that "ball" problem!!! Good luck....

 
Jan 25, 2004

Probably the best burgers I have ever made! Very hearty! I wouldn't recommend this recipe for picky eaters - if you're used to bland, this may overwhelm you... but if you're used to a little Garlic and like Basil, you simply MUST try these. DELICIOUS.

 
Jul 08, 2006

We enjoyed these, Chris. For a pound of ground beef, I found 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. salt to be adequate for our taste. A bit of worcestershire might have been a nice addition. Thanks for the post.

 
Jan 25, 2004

These hamburgers were so good! I used seasoned salt instead of regular salt. I added a dash of cayenne pepper also. Other than that, no changes.

 
Aug 29, 2002

These burgers are like ones you get at a nice restaurant. The taste is amazing. I could definitely eat this burger without any condiments or bread or anything!

 
Aug 01, 2006

GREAT BURGER... I added a little more garlic with some onion and a little less salt. Be careful with the oil,I cut back on that a little too! It kept making the grill flare up. Otherwise THE GUYS LOVED THEM!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 1179 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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