Pesto Burgers

Monday, July 7, 2008

Very yummy burgers from Rose Reisman's book "Secrets for Permanant Weightloss" or on her website

Cook Time:15 - 20 mins
Servings:5 Burgers

1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions, whole onion
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup pesto sauce (see below) or store-bought
1 large egg
1 tsp minced garlic

1. Mix the beef, bread crumbs, green onion, basil, ¼ cup of pesto, egg and garlic byhand and shape into 5 burgers. Grill or sauté until done, about 7 minutes per side.Serve the burgers with the remaining ¼ cup of pesto.
Nutrition:Per Burger
Calories 206
Protein 21 g
Net carbohydrates 4.5 g
Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 244 mg
Fibre 0.9 g

Homemade Pesto
1 cup well-packed basil leaves (250 mL)
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts (25 mL)
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese (25 mL)
2 tbsp olive oil (25 mL)
1 tsp minced garlic (5 mL)
3 tbsp light cream cheese
2 tsp lemon juice

1. Put basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic in food processor; process until finely chopped, scraping sides of bowl down once. Add cream cheese and process until smooth.

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