• 4 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 Cup chopped California raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Pound ground round of beef
  • Black pepper; to taste


Prepare coals for grilling. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except ground beef. Set aside. Season beef with pepper. Shape into 8 flat patties. Make a small indentation in center of 4 patties. Divide and spoon 1 tablespoon of salsa into each indentation. Top with remaining patties. Seal sides well. Grill burgers 3 to 4 inches above hot coals until done (160°F at thickest part). Top with remaining salsa and serve plain or on toasted buns.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 42%); Total Fat 14 ( Saturated Fat 4.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 40; Sodium 95; Potassium 658; Total Carbohydrate 19; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 17; Protein 24; Calcium 22; Iron 3;

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