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Tracy Jones shares her husband’s Red, White & Basil Burger that won this year’s Red Gold Summer Grilling Contest

We’re unveiling the winning recipe from this year’s “Red Gold Summer Grilling Contest” at the Indiana State Fair and the big winner of the “Big Green Egg!” Take a look at all the burger goodness, and if you’d like to make it on your own, here’s the recipe!RED, WHITE & BASIL BURGERMAKES 8 BURGERSPREPARATION TIME: 20 MINUTES; COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES

2              pounds Laura’s Lean Ground Beef

1              (14.5 ounce) can RED GOLD® Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained, reserve juice

1              cup cubed fresh mozzarella cheese

¾             cup plain breadcrumbs

3              roma tomatoes, sliced

8              fresh basil leaves

8              slices fresh mozzarella cheese

4              tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2              garlic cloves, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

8              buns of choice

  • In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, diced tomatoes and breadcrumbs. Form into 8 patties and grill to desired doneness over medium high heat.
  • Combine reserved tomato juice, vinegar, garlic, salt and black pepper in a saucepan. Cook on medium high heat to reduce the mixture until thick, about 20 minutes.
  • Toast buns on the grill. Place burgers on bottom buns, top with 1 cheese slices, 3 tomatoes slices, 1 basil leaf and 1 tablespoon of the reduced tomato mixture; top with bun.

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