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Pesto Hamburgers

Pesto Hamburgers

"Purchase pre-shaped patties in the meat section of your local grocery store."
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20 m servings
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  1. Shape beef into four 3/4-in.-thick patties. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook patties for 5 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Top each burger with cheese, 2 tablespoons pesto and pepper strips. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on buns.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 burger equals 716 calories, 45 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 779 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 51 g protein.

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Most helpful positive review

While this will probably never take the place of the classic American burger in anyone's mind, it still was simply delicious and bursting with flavor. Rather than roasted peppers, I just sauteed...

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I made these hamburgers the other day, they were so so maybe because I used jar pesto instead of homemade I was dissappointed gonna try again with homemade or different type of pesto.

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While this will probably never take the place of the classic American burger in anyone's mind, it still was simply delicious and bursting with flavor. Rather than roasted peppers, I just sauteed...

Delicious. I had a similar burger at a local chain restaurant and was blown away. Decided to recreate this at home. Used foccacia bread as the bun. Grilled the burger and used some ready-made pe...

I loved this recipe. I used bison instead of ground beef. I also added a little garlic and salt and pepper to the meat...so yummy. I put the pesto on under the cheese and it was great. My hu...

Thank You. A nice flavor. I am concerned about eating all that oil from the pesto. Made my own pesto from a recipe on this site. Roasted my own peppers. Suggest using the red peppers only for di...

Excellent recipe! I made this recipe to the letter. Everyone loved it.

I made these hamburgers the other day, they were so so maybe because I used jar pesto instead of homemade I was dissappointed gonna try again with homemade or different type of pesto.

Great burgers! I used "simple garlic and basil pesto" from this site and my husband said it was the best burger he had ever had. I seasoned the meat with hamburger seasoning. I also got green pe...

I didn't use the red peppers, as I am not a fan of them -- but this is a great recipe. Prepared pesto works wonderful. It'd be nice if there was a "recommended" prepared pesto brand for this s...

I love pesto and it works very well on burgers, however they weren't anything exceptional. I would certainly make them again, though!

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