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Italian Pesto Burger Recipe

Italian Pesto Burger                        
A burger with an Italian flair.
Source: Southern Living

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Servings: Serves 4
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 loaf focaccia bread
1 jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
4 slices mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce

Combine the ground beef, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix lightly and form into 4 equal patties, 3/4-inch thick. Grill over medium heat or medium coals to internal temperature of 160F .
Meanwhile, combine mayonnaise and prepared pesto sauce and set aside.

Cut focaccia bread into 4 pieces and split each in half horizontally. Spread each cut side of the bread with 1 Tbsp. of the mayonnaise/pesto mixture.

Top each hamburger patty with a slice of cheese during the last minute of grilling. Top with one fourth of the roasted red peppers and serve on the prepared focaccia bread.

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