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Pesto Burgers

Pesto Burgers

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

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15 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
4
sandwiches

Ingredients

Pesto Spread

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon prepared pesto

Burger

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef  

1/3 cup prepared pesto

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend 

4 hamburger buns, split

4 leaves romaine lettuce

4 slices tomato

 

 *Substitute ground turkey. **Substitute Land O Lakes® Deli Provolone Cheese.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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.

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Tip #1

- 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 .

Tip #2

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

Nutrition (1 sandwich)

740 Calories
49 Fat (g)
125 Cholesterol (mg)
1080 Sodium (mg)
27 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
48 Protein (g)
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