Ethan loves burgers, probably as much as I love tomato sandwiches, which is a lot. I love switching up his favorites and having different variations of them, so I don't get tired of them. We have had lots of different pizzas, different doughs, sauces, and the same with burgers.
This burger did not take much prep, at all. This is simple ingredients, done right. It is a simple burger patty, topped with a tomato, basil, and the star of the show, a smear of pesto mayonnaise. These burgers were a great switch from the norm.
1/2 cup of Mayonnaise
1/4 cup of Pesto
1 1/4 lbs. of Ground Beef
Kosher Salt and Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
4 slices of Mozzarella Cheese
1 Tomato, sliced
Fresh Basil Leaves
1 tablespoon of Butter, softened
4 Burger Buns
First, combine the mayonnaise and pesto. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.
Now, separate the ground beef into four patties, form a crust of salt and pepper on both sides of them.
Pre-heat your grill, to medium-high heat and oil the grates. Place the burgers on and cook for four minutes, flip, add the cheese, and cook for 3-5 more minutes until your burgers are done. Let them rest for 5 minutes.
While the burgers are resting, spread the butter on the insides of all four rolls. Place the on the grill, butter side down until they get charred, about a minute. Remove from the grill.
Assemble your burgers. Place the burger inside the bun, top with a tomato slice, basil leaves, and smear the pesto mayonnaise on the top bun. Place the top bun on top of the other.
The Barbee Housewife