ITALIAN GARLIC BREAD BURGERS (from the Ntl. Cattlemen's Beef Assn)
Enjoy this super-quick way to make burgers with an Italian flair.
Makes 4 servings
1½ pounds ground beef
1 package (11.75 ounces) frozen mozzarella and garlic cheese bread
Salt and pepper
4 tomato slices
12 large fresh basil leaves
Heat bread according to package directions for grilling; stack so that bread does not scorch on bottom.
Meanwhile, lightly shape ground beef into 4 patties that are ¾-inch thick. Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes to medium (160 degrees) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink
Cut bread crosswise into 4 buns. Season burgers with salt and pepper, as desired. Place burgers in buns; top with tomato and basil.
Note: If mozzarella and garlic cheese bread is not available, substitute regular garlic bread; 2 minutes before burgers are done, top each with mozzarella cheese slice.
Nutrition facts per serving: 643 calories, 38 g fat, 815 mg sodium, 170 mg cholesterol and 41 g protein.
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