Pesto Burgers
  • 1 pound of ground chuck...sirloin...whatever you use. I use chuck
  • 3 tablespoons of pesto
  • 2 liberal pinches of salt
  • about a 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic grated
  • mix ( don't over mix) form into four patties
  • For the toppings.
  • Make a balsamic syrup
  • 1 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar.... low boil until reduced to a syrup ( you can make enough to use another time) 12-15 minutes
  1. Caramalize onions and mushrooms on low heat until golden using 1 pat of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil - mushrooms and onions let out a lot of water.
  2. Grill burgers( I can't stress enough that you really shouldn't over cook these burgers 5-6 minutes per side on a hot grill is perfect)- top with mushroom and onion mixture, provolone cheese and balsamic syrup ( about a tablespoon).