Pesto Burgers

Pesto Burgers
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Stirring premade pesto into burgers really turns up the flavor at your cookout.
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® 4 Cheese Italian Blend
4
hamburger buns, split
4 leaves
romaine lettuce
4 slices
tomato
 
*Substitute ground turkey.
**Substitute Land O Lakes® Deli Provolone Cheese.

Directions

  1. Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  2. Combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon pesto in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine ground beef and 1/3 cup pesto in bowl; mix well. Shape into 4 (3/4-inch thick) patties.
  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. 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.

Recipe Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
125mg
Carbohydrates
27g
Protein
48g
Fat
49g
Sodium
1080mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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