TUSCAN BURGERS & AVOCADO-TOMATO SPREAD

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TUSCAN BURGERS & AVOCADO-TOMATO SPREAD

TUSCAN BURGERS & AVOCADO-TOMATO SPREAD
Total Recipe Time:  30 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 Fresh California Avocado, peeled and pitted2 tablespoons finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes2 cloves garlic, minced1 pound ground beef (95% lean)1/2 cup basil leaves, divided1 teaspoon kosher salt4 whole-grain hamburger buns, split1/3 cup finely chopped fresh fennel bulb (core removed)

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition information per serving: 398 calories; 18 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 9 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 898 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 10.1 g fiber; 31 g protein; 9.3 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 5.8 mg iron; 39.7 mcg selenium; 7.6 mg zinc; 98.6 mg choline.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.
© Cattlemen's Beef Board and American National CattleWomen, Inc.

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