Tuscan Burgers and Avocado Tomato Spread



Servings: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (95% lean)
  • 1 Fresh Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Preparation

Mash avocado in small bowl (should be chunky, not smooth). Add sun-dried tomatoes and half of garlic; mix well. Set aside. Combine beef, remaining garlic, 2 tablespoons minced basil leaves and salt in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes to medium, turning occasionally. Remove patties from skillet. Place buns, cut side down in skillet, cook 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Place burgers on bottom of buns; top each with equal amounts avocado-tomato spread and remaining basil leaves.