Grilled Mozzarella Cheeseburgers with Dried Tomato and Arugula Pesto Recipe

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Grilled Mozzarella Cheeseburgers with Dried Tomato and Arugula Pesto
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  1. To make the cheeseburgers: Prepare grill.
  2. Cut six 1/4-inch-thick slices from center of onion and reserve. Divide beef into 6 portions. Form indentation in each portion and spoon rounded teaspoon pesto into each indentation. Form beef portions into six 3/4-inch-thick patties, enclosing pesto completely. Grill patties on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 5 minutes. Turn burgers and grill 3 minutes more. Top burgers with mozzarella and grill 2 minutes more, or until just cooked through. Transfer burgers to a platter and let stand while grilling onion. Brush onion on both sides with oil and grill until softened and browned, about 3 minutes on each side.
  3. Spread pesto on both sides of buns and make sandwiches with onion and burgers.
  4. To make the pesto: In a food processor blend together all ingredients with salt and pepper to taste until smooth. Pesto keeps, surface covered with plastic wrap, chilled, 1 week. Makes about 1 cup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 669.08 Kcal (2801 kJ)
Calories from fat 319.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.47g 55%
Cholesterol 106.03mg 35%
Sodium 639.91mg 27%
Potassium 664.96mg 14%
Total Carbs 42.08g 14%
Sugars 8.99g 36%
Dietary Fiber 2.74g 11%
Protein 46.91g 94%
Vitamin C 10.7mg 18%
Iron 4.4mg 24%
Calcium 350.4mg 35%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 210.03 Kcal (879 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.13g 55%
Cholesterol 33.28mg 35%
Sodium 200.87mg 27%
Potassium 208.73mg 14%
Total Carbs 13.21g 14%
Sugars 2.82g 36%
Dietary Fiber 0.86g 11%
Protein 14.72g 94%
Vitamin C 3.4mg 18%
Iron 1.4mg 24%
Calcium 110mg 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.8
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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