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(Serves 4)

1 lb. lean ground beef
2 medium cloves garlic, chopped finely or pressed
1 Tbls. finely chopped, fresh basil leaves
2 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
1½ tsp. sea salt
Ground pepper
Tillamook Sliced Medium Cheddar Cheese
Hamburger buns and condiments

Preheat your outdoor grill to high heat. Mix together the ground beef, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Divide into four parts, make balls and flatten into patties.

Cook the patties for about 5 minutes. Flip patties and add cheddar cheese slices. Cook to desired doneness for 4-5 minutes. (Internal temperature should be 160 degrees F. or more.)  Remove from grill and place onto hamburger buns. Top with home grown tomato slices, lettuce, avocado slices and desired condiments.

Adapted from
Mooo News, June 2013