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Grilled Italian Chicken-Pork Burgers with Pesto - Recipe

A recipe for handmade burgers made with ground chicken and pork with plenty of Italian seasonings, grilled to juicy perfection and topped with a spicy pesto. Time to get cooking!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 845 kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE BURGERS

  • 12 ounces chicken
  • 12 ounces pork
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon of:
  • Thyme
  • Toasted fennel crushed
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Paprika
  • Red pepper flakes

FOR THE PESTO

  • 1 jalapeno pepper roasted and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • Handful of almonds lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup olive oil or more as desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR SERVING

  • Smoked gouda cheese slices
  • Sliced tomato
  • 4 toasted buns

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the burger ingredients in a large bowl and hand mix. Do not overmix. Form into 4 6-ounce patties.
  2. For the pesto, add all ingredients to a food processor except the oil. Process until chunky. Stream in olive oil and process until blended. Set aside.
  3. Heat your grill to medium heat and add burgers. Cook 4-5 minutes per side, then lower heat and close the lid. Cook another 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through yet still moist.
  4. Add cheese and cover. Allow cheese to melt.
  5. Serve onto buns topped with tomato slices and pesto. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Italian Chicken-Pork Burgers with Pesto - Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 845 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Fat 64g98%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 619mg26%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.