Garlic Basil Burgers
1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons ProgressoŽ dry bread crumbs (any flavor)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 medium green onions chopped (2 tablespoons)
1 small garlic clove finely chopped
2 slices bacon
Mix all ingredients except bacon. Shape mixture into 2 patties, about
3/4 inch thick. Place on microwavable rack in rectangular microwavable
dish, 11x7x1 1/2 inches. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on High 2
minutes 45 seconds to 4 minutes or until just slightly pink in center.
Remove from rack; let stand about 3 minutes or until burgers are no
longer pink in center and juice is clear.
While burgers are standing, place bacon on rack in same dish. Cover with
waxed paper and microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes 30
seconds or until almost crisp; drain on paper towel. Cut bacon slices in
half; place on patties.
Can broil or grill the burgers.