Pesto Stuffed Burgers – Friday Nite Bite

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2011

I’ve been dreaming about these burgers for a while. A long while…ever since the Inside Out Cheeseburgers from last summer. I’ve been pondering what other delicious things could go inside of a burger…why not pesto!?!

A little homemade pesto.

Some provolone cheese.

A tomato, sliced just moments after picking from the garden.

All together as a burger…grilled to perfection.

Talk about a serious party of flavors in your mouth!!!

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Pesto Stuffed Burgers

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef or chuck ($2.24)
  • 1 Tbsp steak grill seasoning ($.05)
  • 4 Tbsp store bought or homemade pesto ($.50)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese ($.75)
  • Tomato, lettuce, onion (whatever fixins you like) ($.25)
  • Ketchup, mayo (whatever condiments you like) ($.25)
  • Whole wheat buns ($1)
  • 4 Corn cobs ($1) ( if you like too)

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the meat and steak grill seasoning.  Form 8 thin, thin, thin, wide, wide, wide patties. (Remember, burgers shrink quite a bit when they grill.  The patties I made were 5″ in diameter.)
  • Place 4 of the patties on a large plate or serving platter. Add 1 Tbsp of homemade pesto to each patty.  Then top of the other 4 patties and pinch the meat around the edges to keep the pesto from oozing out.
  • Grill for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through.  Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of your burgers and temperature of the grill.
  • Boil, microwave or grill the corn.
  • Serve Pesto Stuffed Burgers with your favorite fixins and corn or other vegetable.

Cost $6.04

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