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Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers with Pesto

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Category: Beef, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1 kg Beef mince
  • 1 sm Onion, chopped fine
  • 1 ts Oregano, dried
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • 50 g Mozzarella cheese
  • Focaccia bread
  • 2 sl Tomato


1 1/2 c Basil leaves
1/3 c Pinenuts
1/2 c Parmesan cheese, grated
1 Clove garlic, crushed
1/2 c Olive oil

Place mince, onion, oregano and tomato paste in a large mixing bowl and
combine thoroughly. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into
patties 1 1/2cm thick. Cut cheese into 3cm squares, about 1cm thick. With
your thumb, make a cavity in the top of each of the burgers. Place cheese
in cavity and smooth mince over cheese to enclose completely. Refrigerate
until required.

To make Pesto: Place basil, Pinenuts, Parmesan and garlic in a food
processor or blender. blend at medium speed, adding oil in a thin stream
until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and store
in refrigerator until required.

Heat grill or frying pan and brush lightly with oil. Cook burgers over
medium-high heat for 8 minutes each side, turning only once. Serve on
toasted focaccia bread with sliced tomato and Pesto.

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