Chris' Bay Area Burger

Chris' Bay Area Burger


"These burgers are the hit of my town. All my friends come over every weekend just for these burgers. With a little bit of basil leaves, and some olive oil, you will drooling all over yourself while you eat these."


30 m servings 393 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 22.6 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 22.9 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1179 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Mix together the ground beef, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. Divide into four balls, and flatten into patties.
  2. Cook the patties for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove from grill and place onto hamburger buns. Top with desired toppings and condiments.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 872 Ratings


These "burgers" are not your traditional burger by any means, so the ketchup mustard route is not your best choice. Being Italian by spice addition, I chose to serve the burgers with an aioli an...

Very good recipe. My kids (12 & 17) enjoyed it a LOT. Was fun trying to get them to pic the "different" spice!! KINA!! I was taught how to make a burger patty long ago. Make into a ball......

Probably the best burgers I have ever made! Very hearty! I wouldn't recommend this recipe for picky eaters - if you're used to bland, this may overwhelm you... but if you're used to a little Gar...

We enjoyed these, Chris. For a pound of ground beef, I found 1 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. salt to be adequate for our taste. A bit of worcestershire might have been a nice addition. Thanks for t...

These hamburgers were so good! I used seasoned salt instead of regular salt. I added a dash of cayenne pepper also. Other than that, no changes.

These burgers are like ones you get at a nice restaurant. The taste is amazing. I could definitely eat this burger without any condiments or bread or anything!

GREAT BURGER... I added a little more garlic with some onion and a little less salt. Be careful with the oil,I cut back on that a little too! It kept making the grill flare up. Otherwise THE G...

I didn't care for these too much. They were salty and the basil was too strong for out tastes. Both my husband and I loaded them with other things to cover the taste.

I made this last night for company and everybody raved about it! A very flavorful, yummy burger. We will never make our old plain burgers again after trying this one.