TUSCAN BURGERS & AVOCADO-TOMATOSPREAD
This tasty new way to top Ground Beef burgers is sure to please your crowd. Fresh avocado, sun-dried tomatoes and a touch of garlic brings this burger to new heights.

30 MIN
4 SERVINGS
400 CAL
31 G PROTEIN

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Ground Beef (95% lean)
1 Fresh California 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 whole-grain hamburger buns, split
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh fennel bulb (core removed)

COOKING:

1. Mash avocado in small bowl (should be chunky, not smooth). Add sun-dried tomatoes and half of garlic; mix well. Set aside.

2. 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.

3. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place patties in skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove patties from skillet. Place buns, cut side down in skillet, cook 1 minute or until lightly toasted.

4. Place burgers on bottom of buns; top each with equal amounts avocado-tomato spread, fennel and remaining basil leaves. Close sandwiches.

SAFE HANDLING TIPS

  • Wash hands with soap and water before cooking and always after touching raw meat.
  • Separate raw meat from other foods.
  • Wash all cutting boards, utensils, and dishes after touching raw meat.
  • Do not reuse marinades used on raw foods.
  • Wash all produce prior to use.
  • Cook steaks and roasts until temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare, as measured by a meatthermometer, allowing to rest for three minutes.
  • Cook Ground Beef to 160°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

For more information on degree of doneness and other cooking tips visit:
https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/cooking/determining-doneness
For more information on safe food handling and beef safety, see:
https://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/cooking/food-safety

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