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  • 1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated reduced-fat pesto with basil
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 3 slices (1 ounce each) pepper jack cheese, quartered
  • 12 bakery dinner rolls (2-inch diameter)


  • 1. Combine ground beef and pesto in medium bowl; mix lightly, but thoroughly. Lightly shape into twelve 1/2-inch thick patties.
  • 2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 6 patties in skillet. Cook 8 to 10 minutes to medium doneness (160°F), turning occasionally. During last 2 minutes of cooking, spoon 1 heaping tablespoon diced tomato mixture on each patty; top with one quartered cheese slice and cover. Repeat with remaining patties. Place burgers on bottoms of rolls; close sandwiches.

Categories: Beef 

Author Credit: Beef Checkoff

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