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The Caprese Burger delivers Italian flavor to this American classic. For some extra heat, add some crushed red peppers to the pesto.

Recipe by MyRecipes May 2013

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Credit: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
8 burgers
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Prepare burgers as recipe directs and refrigerate patties until ready to cook.

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  • Place pine nuts and garlic in a food processor. Add oil; pulse to chop. Add 4 cups basil, Parmesan and salt. Process until finely chopped, stopping and scraping sides of bowl once or twice. (Makes 3/4 cup pesto.)

  • Grill or broil burgers as recipe directs. Top with mozzarella during last minute of cooking time.

  • Spread buns with pesto. Place burgers on buns and serve topped with a slice of tomato and a large basil leaf and assorted toppings, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

586 calories; fat 31g; saturated fat 11g; protein 49g; carbohydrates 26g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 124mg; sodium 958mg.
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