To broil patties, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning once. Place buns, cut side up, on broiler pan; broil 1 to 2 minutes.
Pesto, an uncooked sauce from Genoa, Italy, is made with fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil. For this recipe, we use a dry sauce mix to give the burgers lots of pesto flavor.
To tightly seal the patties, use your fingers to firmly pinch all the way around them. A secure seal will prevent the cheese from oozing out of the burgers as they cook.
You’ll need two hands to eat these stuffed Italian-style burgers. Serve them with marinated vegetable salad from the deli, fresh melon slices and lemonade.