Ready In:

About 1 hr

Good For:


Awesome Basil Pesto Burgers with Roasted
Parmesan Potato Wedges

  • 1 ¼ lb ground beef
  • 4 burger buns
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 10 cracks fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp basil pesto (pre-made or
    you can make your own!)
  • 1 onion, in thin slices
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce & tomato (for burgers)
  • Burger condiments (your choice)
  • 4 large potatoes, cut into wedges
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
  • Butter to sauté

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Step by Step Instructions

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Step 1

Set the oven to 350.

Put the potato wedges into a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss them well until evenly coated then pour them onto a parchment lined baking sheet and pop them into the oven for 40 – 50 minutes, until they are golden brown and tender to a fork (time will vary depending on how thickly you slice your wedges).

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Step 2

When the potatoes have been in the oven for a bit, place the bacon strips on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer and pop them into the oven for 20 – 25 min, until cooked through and slightly crispy. When the bacon is done remove it from the oven and set aside.

Melt a little butter in a heavy skillet and sauté the onions until they are golden, remove from heat and set aside.

While the onions are cooking prepare the meat patties. Place beef, egg, pesto, salt, pepper, and garlic granules into a bowl and use your hands to mix all ingredients well, then form into 4 patties and set aside.

Step 3

When the potatoes are about 15 minutes from being finished, put the hamburgers on. Melt a little butter in a heavy skillet add the patties and cook over medium heat , flipping half way through, for about 15 minutes until they are browned nicely on both sides and cooked through (cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the patties).

Step 4

Just before the burgers are done top each patty with a slice of cheese and place the buns into the oven to warm a bit (optional).

When everything is done place the potato wedges into a large bowl with the Parmesan cheese and toss until well coated. Cut the burger buns in half, spread with your choice of condiments, then add lettuce, tomato, burger patties, bacon, and onions. Share out the potato wedges (evenly, or there will be fighting…), sit down and enjoy these juicy and delicious gourmet burgers!

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