Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday: Grilled Pesto and Mozzarella Burgers with Garlic Mozzarella homade fries

This meal was a take-off from a similar meal we had in a restaurant. If you have never used Pesto before, you have got to try it! It may not look good, but it is so tasty. My husband who is one of the pickiest eaters I know, LOVES PESTO and even puts extra on his burger. Pesto can be used on meat, pasta, potatoes etc. It is so versatile and one jar goes a LONG WAY!

Here is what you need to make the garlic homeade potatoes:

2 baking potatoes (use 1 for each person eating), Garlic Salt

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degree. Then cut your potatoes to the thickness you prefer. We like to leave the skin on.

Step 2: Place them in a bowl of water until you are ready to bake to prevent browning.

Step 3: Spread potatoes on cookie sheet and sprinkle with Garlic Salt. (I use quite a bit, but use your own judgement!) Place in preheated oven and back for 20 min. or until done.

Step 4: We like to sprinkle with mozzarella cheese when they are done.

Here is what you need to make you grilled pesto and mozzarella burgers:

1 lb hamburger or 1/4 lb for each person, hamburger buns, pesto and mozzarella (shredded or sliced)

Step 1: Preheat your grill. Then you will want to score your meat to make sure you have enough burgers for each person. Divide one chunk of meat (for one person) into two patties. Every person needs to patties to make one burger.

Step 2: Place a spoonful of pesto on each single patty.

Step 4: Place the other single patty over the pesto and seal the edges. You now have a pesto stuffed burger!

Step 5: Grill your burgers, add mozzarella and add a little more pesto on top (optional)

Step 6: Serve with your garlic potato fries. Yum! (Yes, it was a paper plate night!)

Meal Serves: 4
Cost of Meal: $4.00
Cost per person $1.00

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