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Spicy Burger Recipe with Pesto Rosso

  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Spicy Burger Recipe with L’Epicurien Pesto Rosso is perfect on the outdoor grill, or indoor oven/pan. Easily made with lean ground beef, and panko bread crumbs (Japanese-style). This hamburger recipe is easy, simple and with tons of flavor.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound lean (80% lean) ground beef
  • 1/3 cup Pesto Rosso for Bruschetta Click to purchase online from our pantry
  • 1 Tablespoon Japanese-style Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes or Smoked Chili Flakes Click to our online pantry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced pepper jack or cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 4 ciabatta rolls or burger buns, sliced in half


  1. Gently combine ground beef, Pesto Rosso, bread crumbs, pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  2. Form into 4 patties.
  3. Grill or broil 4-5 minutes per side, turning once.
  4. Shortly before burgers are done, top with additional Pesto Rosso and/or thinly sliced cheese.
  5. Serve in ciabatta rolls. As a dressing you can mix mayonnaise & Pesto Rosso for a special mayonnaise.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 660
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Sodium: 1080 mg
  • Fat: 32.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 39.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 125 mg
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