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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 795.7
  • Total Fat: 67.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.2 mg
  • Sodium: 1,360.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.7 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Submitted by: SHELLPRO
Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Introduction

Tturkey burgers, served on toasted pita bread or whole wheat and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.

Tturkey burgers, served on toasted pita bread or whole wheat and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    Marinara Sauce
    2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 cups chopped plum tomatoes, with juices
    6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

    Burgers
    1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
    ¼ cup finely chopped scallions
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
    ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
    2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 4-inch-square slices pita bread (Joseph's)


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Directions

1. To prepare marinara: Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cover and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in fresh tomatoes and any juices, sun-dried tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have broken down, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in basil and remove from the heat. Transfer to a food processor and pulse to form a coarse-textured sauce. Return to the pan and set aside.
2. To prepare burgers: Place turkey, scallions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Gently combine, without overmixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into 8 thin patties about 4-inches wide and 3/8 inch thick.
3. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and basil and place an equal amount in the center of 4 patties. Cover with the remaining patties and crimp the edges closed.
4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat (see Grilling Variation). Add burgers and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes total.
5. Warm the marinara on the stove. To assemble the burgers, spread 3 tablespoons of marinara on each toasted foccacia, top with a burger, about 3 more tablespoons of marinara and 1 tablespoon of the remaining cheese.

Grilling Variation: To grill the turkey burgers, preheat a grill to medium-high. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the patties, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes total.


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Tips

Cover and refrigerate the marinara sauce (Step 1) for up to 5 days.

Tip: To oil the grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.


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Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Nutrition Information

Per serving: 299 calories; 15 g fat (4 g sat, 5 g mono); 74 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 2 g fiber; 706 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv), Calcium & Iron (15% dv).
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat


Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Nutrition Information Cont.



Marinara Sauce
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped plum tomatoes, with juices
6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Burgers
1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
¼ cup finely chopped scallions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 4-inch-square slices foccacia bread (about 2 ounces each), toasted
1. To prepare marinara: Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cover and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in fresh tomatoes and any juices, sun-dried tomatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have broken down, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in basil and remove from the heat. Transfer to a food processor and pulse to form a coarse-textured sauce. Return to the pan and set aside.
2. To prepare burgers: Place turkey, scallions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Gently combine, without overmixing, until evenly incorporated. Form into 8 thin patties about 4-inches wide and 3/8 inch thick.
3. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and basil and place an equal amount in the center of 4 patties. Cover with the remaining patties and crimp the edges closed.
4. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat (see Grilling Variation). Add burgers and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes total.
5. Warm the marinara on the stove. To assemble the burgers, spread 3 tablespoons of marinara on each toasted foccacia, top with a burger, about 3 more tablespoons of marinara and 1 tablespoon of the remaining cheese.

Grilling Variation: To grill the turkey burgers, preheat a grill to medium-high. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the patties, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes total.
Cover and refrigerate the marinara sauce (Step 1) for up to 5 days.

Tip: To oil the grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.

Per serving: 299 calories; 15 g fat (4 g sat, 5 g mono); 74 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 2 g fiber; 706 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv), Calcium & Iron (15% dv).
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SHELLP0.






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  • I did not make the sauce from the recipe. I used Heart Smart Prego. Also I used a 20 oz. pkg. of lean Turkey and got 6 burgers instead of 4. I used the makeover feature and came up with 210 calories w/o light bun. I really enjoyed these but DH thought it was too much like pizza. - 3/4/13

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