Happy Sunday people! Hope your weekends were fabulous. Mine was pretty fabulous. I saw family and friends, ate good food, drank great drinks, and oh I nailed a handstand!!
When I say I “nailed” a handstand I mean I held my handstand for about three seconds, away from the wall, for the very first time. Bid deal. Huge deal.
On to the good stuff though…food! Andy and I wanted to take advantage of our new food processor for dinner tonight. I haven’t had pesto in a while so looked around the good ol’ blogsphere for some pesto recipes.
We found these Bacon Pesto Stuffed Burgers from Amazing Paleo that looked delicious!! We made a few changes to the recipe so I figured I’d write down our twist. They definitely did not come out as pretty…how the heck do you actually stuff a burger? But looks aside, they were pretty freaking amazing!
Pesto Stuffed Beef & Bacon Burgers
Ingredients – Makes 4 Burgers
- 2 lbs Grass Fed Beef
- 4 Pieces of Bacon
- Bacon Fat (from 4 pieces of bacon)
- 1/2 tsp of Spice Rub of Choice
- Fresh Mozzarella
- 2 oz Fresh Basil
- 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup of Walnuts
- 2 cloves of Garlic
Throw all pesto ingredients in a food processor (I’ve also used a blender before) for about a minute. That was easy!
Cook your bacon, save the fat, and cut into small pieces. Add bacon pieces, bacon fat, and spice rub to your beef and mix together in a bowl. Form 8 patties of the same size (this is where we went wrong). Top 4 of the patties with a tablespoon of pesto. Place another patty on top of each and press edges together (also where we went wrong). Place burgers under broiler for 12-15 minutes. Flip half way through if you can. Once burgers are done, top with a fresh piece of mozzarella.
So delicious of a burger you don’t need any condiments. That’s my test for how good a burger is I just decided. Enjoy!