Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is one of our favorites and all of my friends have loved it. Rich and spunky tasting. I found the idea in a grilling cook book and just threw stuff together so all the measurements are approximate. Make the mayo dressing first so the flavors can mix. You can make it earlier in the day or the day before. I don't think I'll ever go back to plain burgers again. I found the dressing great for other sandwiches so I like to make a larger batch.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 14 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomato (oil packed is best)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs (approx)
  • salt & pepper (optional)
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 14 cup loose fresh basil
  • hamburger bun
  • spring greens


  1. Chop the basil and jalapenos.
  2. Mix well with the mayo and put in the fridge while making burgers.
  3. Combine ground beef, tomatoes, egg, bread crumbs, s&p until well blended and form into burgers.
  4. It's up to you what size and how many.
  5. We like large burgers that are at least as large as the bun when cooked so I usually get about six.
  6. Grill over a medium grill until desired doneness.
  7. Serve on buns with dressing and spring greens or arugala.
Most Helpful

I chopped the basil, jalapeno peppers and sun-dried tomates and threw them in the bowl with the ground sirloin and then read the instructions. Oops! I just mixed this all together and grilled them without the rest of the ingredients and the burgers were great! Served with Chipotle Aioli. Thanks for a good combination that I'll use again even if I didn't use your whole recipe.

Sue Masters September 25, 2006

YUM! Okay, I did make several changes, but thanks for the simple combination of flavors. I had no basil so I used some fresh cilantro in my sauce. I discovered that the mayo in my fridge was expired so I made a tzatziki style sauce with the jalapenos, cilantro and a green onion. The burgers were so tasty over toasted wheat buns, a leaf of romaine lettuce and the spicy sauce! Thanks! I made these again and actually followed the recipe the proper way and they were still delicious! This may be my favorite burger recipe! Thanks!

ElleFirebrand September 04, 2006

This burger sure did not bore me! I love the sundried tomato in the meat and the sauce is excellent I used 3 whole jalapenos as they are not too hot this time of year , the seeds add a bit of heat.. I made it in the AM (and the Hamburger too) so the flavors had time to meld. Unfortuneately I did not have fresh Basil so I used dried - next time fresh for sure. I sauted mushrooms to have on the side, added a slice of sweet onion and some cheese to the burger, served it with Oven Fries and a small green sald - Excellent Saturday night fare. Thanks Jacq — Mar 30, 2003, Why did I wait so long to make this again? This is truly a tasty special burger, The mayo sauce is great. (this time I used fresh frozen fine chopped basil). Make the sauce early and let the flavors meld. Thanks twice jacq

Bergy February 11, 2006