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!
FOR THE BURGERS
- 12 ounces chicken
- 12 ounces pork
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- ½ - 1 teaspoon of:
- Toasted fennel crushed
- 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
- Smoked gouda cheese slices
- Sliced tomato
- 4 toasted buns
Combine all of the burger ingredients in a large bowl and hand mix. Do not overmix. Form into 4 6-ounce patties.
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.
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.
Add cheese and cover. Allow cheese to melt.
Serve onto buns topped with tomato slices and pesto. Enjoy!
Calories: 845kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 479mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 7.7mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3.3mg