Stirring premade pesto into burgers really turns up the flavor at your cookout.
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1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon prepared pesto
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.
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.
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- 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.
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These beautiful burgers are loaded with flavors like pesto or chipotle, and topped with melting cheese and veggie-based condiments such as guacamole, roasted red peppers or pico de gallo. Grill on!