Pesto Hamburgers Recipe

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Pesto Hamburgers Recipe
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Pesto Hamburgers Recipe

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Purchase pre-shaped patties in the meat section of your local grocery store.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red pepper strips
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

Shape beef into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.
Top each burger with a slice of cheese, 2 tablespoons pesto and pepper strips. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Vlasic roasted red pepper strips.
Originally published as Pesto Hamburgers in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 716 calories, 45g fat (17g saturated fat), 161mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 51g protein.

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
  • 1/3 cup roasted sweet red pepper strips
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  1. Shape beef into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Top each burger with a slice of cheese, 2 tablespoons pesto and pepper strips. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Vlasic roasted red pepper strips.
Originally published as Pesto Hamburgers in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p27

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sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 121168
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"Love these burgers! Have made them several times. Very quick, easy and yummy!"

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