Why spend £40 at a burger joint when you can make 4 delicious pesto burgers (for under a tenner) at home?
Cover the burgers with a lid once you’ve added the mozzarella to ensure it melts.
Cooking Time (includes preparation time): 25 Minutes
4 Burger Baps - £0.65
1 Tomato - £0.16
1 Bunch of Basil - £0.70
Balsamic Glaze - £1.50
Mayonnaise - £0.75
1 Ball of Mozzarella - £0.47
1 Jar of Sacla Fiery Chilli Pesto - £2.50
750g of Beef Mince - £3.00
Total Cost - £9.73 - This covers absolutely everything. All we assume you have in your kitchen beforehand is SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL.
Grab a bowl. Add the beef mince, 2 heaped tablespoons of Sacla Fiery Chilli Pesto and a very generous amount of pepper. Mix it all together with your hands and then squeeze the meat into a ball.
Set the ball on a tray and divide it into 8 equal balls. Press the balls into patties. Make sure they are about as thick as a £1 coin.
Heat a griddle pan. Place the burgers into the pan, and cook on a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
Once charred on the underside, flip the burger. Place a thick slice of mozzarella on each patty and place a lid on the pan. Cook on a medium-high heat for a further 3-4 minutes.
Grind some black pepper on the cheese. Remove the burgers from the heat. Let them rest on a plate for 1 minute.
Make your pesto mayo. Grab a bowl. Add 5 tablespoons of mayo, 1 1⁄2 tablespoons of Sacla Fiery Chilli Pesto, a handful of chopped basil leaves, 2 teaspoons of balsamic glaze and pepper. Mix it all together.
Serving time. Get a bun and chop it in half. Layer some mayo on the bottom. Add two slices of tomato. Add one patty. Top the patty with some basil and lettuce leaves. Add another patty. Top the patty with another dollop of pesto mayo and then add the bun.
Open your mouth, take a bite and enjoy!