1½ pounds 80% lean grassfed beef
salt and pepper
avocado or olive oil
½ cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup roasted pine nuts
1 loose cup basil
½ Tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Heat grill to high. Divide the beef into 4 equal portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick burger patties and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb.
Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper. Brush each burger with oil before placing on grill.
Place burger patties directly on grill and grill 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Top burgers with your favorite toppings such as tomato, cheese, lettuce or my favorite, pesto!
For the pesto, place ingredients, except the olive oil, into the food processor using the S blade. Pulse until well mixed, then slowly add in olive oil while continuing to process everything together.