Pancetta and Swiss Cheese-Stuffed Burgers with Pesto Mayonnaise

  • Saecca Posted: 09/10/09
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    Since my husband is now watching is cholesterol, I thought I would give this alternative-fast-food recipe a shot (Plus he loves things that are stuffed with cheese). First, I made some changes to make it less fatty: I used ground turkey (98% fat-free) and I switched the pancetta for turkey-bacon (1.5 g / slice). I also used Kraft's EVOO mayo with the commercial pesto. Definitely do not skip the pesto-mayo-- it tops the burgers perfectly without needing ketchup. I put spinach on the bottom to kick up the leafy greens. I served it with a salad.

  • essley914 Posted: 10/06/09
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    Don't be fooled by the previous rater (who didin't follow the recipe at all, btw, so I don't know why she bothered rating it.) This is hands-down the BEST burger recipe I have ever tried. I've never been able to make burgers this delicious before. Now this is the only recipe I use. I've made it a handful of times now and it always comes out excellent. I don't have an outdoor grill so I just use my grill pan. I've also used center-cut bacon whenever I have trouble finding pancetta and it comes out just as good. EXCELLENT!


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