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 160°F .
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.