Cheese Stuffed Pork Burgers (South Beach)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 636.1
  • Total Fat: 45.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 174.3 mg
  • Sodium: 510.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 49.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Cheese Stuffed Pork Burgers (South Beach) calories by ingredient


Excellent Aromatic Burgers with a Cheesy Surprise! Use some large lettuce leaves and you won't miss a bun. Excellent Aromatic Burgers with a Cheesy Surprise! Use some large lettuce leaves and you won't miss a bun.
Number of Servings: 4


    - 5 Tbs. Pesto Sauce
    - 1/2 tsp. salt
    - 1 tsp pepper
    - 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground pork
    - 2 oz. low fat mozzarella, cut into 4 cubes (you can also ball up slices at room temp)


Make 4 burgers. More filling and easier to top if using large lettuce leaves to eat.

1) Mix pesto, salt, and pepper in large mixing bowl
2) Add pork and mix but not overly so
3) Shape into 4 equal balls
4) Press cube or ball of cheese into each ball and form into a slightly flatter patty around the cheese
5) Use only a touch of cooking spray on non-stick skillet, heat to medium
6) Cook burgers through about 7 minutes per side.
7) Drain on paper towels (lots of olive oil will come out from pesto)

Top your burger wrap with grilled onions, grilled bell peppers, etc. Reduced fat mayo is good too, but not really needed. These have so much flavor.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THESPY75.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OH. MY. GOODNESS. These are fantastic! - 7/16/08

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    These were only so-so for me. The pork was too dry so I probably over cooked it. I might try it again. - 7/17/13

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    Wow this burger is fabulous, I used a part skim mozzarella cheese string for the center it was perfect melted slow.
    Didn't miss the bun at all
    - 10/26/11

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    Very Good
    Made these tonight. Great! Even the kids ate all of it. Will try it with turkey next time. Pesto seemed to leave pork REALLY loose. Think that was my fault, only 1lb pork, and didn't adjust pesto. Would have liked the cheese to melt more thoroughly. Had SB mashed potatoes and a salad. Wonderful meal - 3/28/11

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    Can't wait to try this tonight. Going to use ground turkey instead of pork. Thanks for sharing! - 3/6/11