Garlic Basil Burgers

Garlic Basil Burgers

1/2 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
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.

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