Pesto Burgers

Pesto Burgers

Stirring premade pesto into burgers really turns up the flavor at your cookout.

15 min. prep time
4 sandwiches
000 Ratings


Pesto Spread

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared pesto


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef*
1/3 cup prepared pesto
4 hamburger buns, split
4 leaves romaine lettuce
4 slices tomato


Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

Combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon pesto in a bowl. Set aside.

Combine ground beef and 1/3 cup pesto in bowl; mix well. Shape into 4 (3/4-inch thick) patties.

Place patties onto grill. Grill, turning once, 12-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F. and meat is no longer pink in center. Place 2 cheese slices onto each burger; continue grilling 2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt.

Place buns onto grill, cut-sides down. Grill 2-3 minutes or until toasted. Layer bottom half of each bun evenly with lettuce, burgers and tomato slices. Spread each top half of bun with about 1 tablespoon pesto spread; place over burgers.

*Substitute ground turkey.

**Substitute Land O Lakes® Deli Provolone Cheese.

Recipe Tip

- Broiling Directions: Heat broiler. Place patties onto broiler pan. Broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat, turning once, 12-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F. and meat is no longer pink in center. Add 2 slices cheese to each burger; broil 2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Place buns on broiler pan, cut-side up. Broil 6 to 8 inches from heat 1-2 minutes or until toasted .

- Look for pesto near the refrigerated pasta, refrigerated salad dressings or pasta sauce aisle of the supermarket.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 sandwich)

Calories: 740

Fat: 49g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 1080mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 48g

Recipe #15306©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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