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Pesto & Goat Cheese Burger

This Pesto & Goat Cheese Burger is very similar to my absolute favorite burger ever - The Magic Shroom - at Hobdoddy Burger Bar in Austin, Tx.
Categories Clean
Difficulty Easy
Keyword goat cheese burger, goat cheese burger recipe, goat cheese hamburger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 398 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp pepper divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 lg. yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 6 cremini mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 4 whole wheat buns


  1. To prepare the pesto, follow these instructions.

  2. Season the ground beef with 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties (each will be 1/4 lb.), and set aside.
  3. Heat 1/2 tbsp. olive oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat.

  4. Once hot, add the sliced mushrooms and onions and sauté until caramelized and golden-brown, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Heat another large skillet or griddle over high heat and add the remaining 1/2 tbsp. olive oil.

  6. Once hot, add the patties and sear until golden brown on each side, about 1-2 minutes per side. Then, turn the heat to medium-high and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes per side. Then, remove from heat,
  7. To assemble the burger, spread 1-2 tbsp. pesto on the inside of the buns. Then, on the bottom bun, place the patty, followed by about 1 tbsp. goat cheese, and then the sautéed onions and mushrooms. The heat from the mushrooms and onions will help to melt the goat cheese some. Place the top bun on top and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Pesto & Goat Cheese Burger
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 176
% Daily Value*
Fat 19.5g30%
Saturated Fat 7.5g38%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 937.8mg39%
Carbohydrates 23.9g8%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 30.3g61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.