• 30 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Burger

Tuscan Burgers & Avocado-Tomato Spread

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.


  • 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)


  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

398 Calories; 18g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 9g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 898mg Sodium; 32g Total carbohydrate; 31g Protein; 5.8mg Iron; 9.3mg Niacin; 0.7mg Vitamin B6; 98.6mg Choline; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 7.6mg Zinc; 39.7mcg Selenium; 10.1g Fiber.