Chili Burgers

Course : Grilling
Serves: 4
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1 pound ground beef
1 medium medium-sized ripe tomato -- seeded and cut into -- 1/4 inch dice
1/2 cup black olives -- pitted, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic -- finely minced
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon lemon zest -- grated, finely
2 tablespoons fresh dill or parsley -- chopped
1 pinches salt
1 pinches pepper
4 pieces hamburger buns -- toasted
1/3 cup sour cream
3 medium scallion -- 3 inches left on -- and sliced
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese -- grated

Preparation / Directions:

Prepare hot coals for grilling. Place beef in bowl and mix well with the tomato, olives, garlic, mustard, chili powder, basil, oregano, lemon zest and dill (or parsley).season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently form the mixture into 4 patties. Grill the burgers over hot coals, 3 inches from heat, for about 4 minutes per side for rare meat. Serve immediately on buns. If desired, top with sour cream, sliced scallions and grated Monterrey Jack cheese.

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