Tuscan Garlic Burgers with Pesto Mayo

Raven Higheagle


I think that we can officially declare that it is grilling season. With the warm weather and the 4th of July just around the corner I can’t wait!
My hubby claims to be the grill master. I do all of the cooking around here, but when it comes to the grill, that is his territory. But I have yet to find someone that can make chicken so juicy and tender and burgers that are cooked to perfection.
He wasn’t around for the last family barbecue, so I had to make something delicious and grill it. The pressure was on. I made these DE-licious Tuscan Garlic Burgers.

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Serves 8
25 Min
20 Min


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2 lb
ground beef
6 oz
sliced pancetta, finely chopped
2 tsp
minced garlic
1/2 tsp
fresh ground pepper
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
hellmanns mayonnaise
1/2 c
prepared pesto, divided
16 oz
mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
italian rolls, split
2 c
fresh arugula or baby spinach
1 medium
red onion, sliced
plum tomatoes, sliced

How to Make Tuscan Garlic Burgers with Pesto Mayo


  • 1In a small bowl combine mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons pesto. Chill until ready to use.
  • 2In a large sized mixing bowl combine ground beef, pancetta, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and remaining pesto. Mix well and shape into four patties.
  • 3Grill burgers over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  • 4Top burgers with mozzarella cheese and grill until cheese is melted.
  • 5Spread cut sides with pesto mayo and top with red onion tomato, and arugula.

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About Tuscan Garlic Burgers with Pesto Mayo

Course/Dish: Beef, Spreads, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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