Veal Burgers with Pesto Veal Burgers with Pesto

Veal Burgers with Pesto

Using veal mince mixed with pesto and olives these burgers make a different addition to any barbecue.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
20 minutes

4 people


  • 450g lean veal mince
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 25g black olives, drained and finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons prepared red pesto
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley


  1. In a large, shallow bowl mix all the burger ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into 4 x 9cm burgers, transfer to a large plate, cover and chill for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook the burgers on a prepared barbecue or under a preheated moderate grill for 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.
  3. Serve the burgers in rolls of your choice with salad leaves, red onions and a spoonful your favourite relish.