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Caprese Pesto Burgers

Posted by Peggy on September 27, 2012

Caprese Pesto Burger
Recipe: Caprese Pesto Burger


  • 1 heaping cup prepared basil pesto
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 6 slices
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced


  1. Gently knead 1/4 cup of pesto into the ground chuck and sirloin. Form the mixture into six patties.
  2. Oil grill grates, and heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat. Grill the burgers for 3 minutes. Flip the burgers, top with mozzarella slices and close the grill. Cook for 3-5 minutes longer for medium-rare burgers.
  3. Grill the buns until lightly toasted, then divide the remaining pesto on the bottom of the buns. Top with the burger and tomatoes. Close the burgers and serve.

Number of servings (yield): 6 burgers

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