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Lean Pesto Cheeseburgers

lean pesto cheeseburgers
  • (1 lb.) extra-lean ground beef
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) black pepper
  • (2 Tbsp.) shredded parmesan cheese
  • (4) Portuguese rolls, split and toasted
  • (4) boston lettuce leaves
  • (1/2) tomato, cut into 4 slices
  • (1/4 cup) pesto
  • (1/2) red onion, cut into 4 slices

Lean Pesto Cheeseburgers

Simple and lean ground beef patties topped with Parmesan cheese, lettuce, tomato, pesto and onion on toasted Portuguese rolls.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1Spray a grill rack with cooking spray and preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2In a medium bowl, mix together beef, salt and pepper. Form into four equal patties.
  3. 3Grill 4 minutes on each side, divide Parmesan evenly over top of each burger. Cook another 2 minutes, until cheese melts.
  4. 4Assemble burgers on rolls with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 slice tomato, 1 Tbsp. pesto and 1 slice onion each. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 burger

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 347
  • Total Fat 13.9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
  • Protein 29.9 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 778 mg
  • Fiber 2.3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Red Meat, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.