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Mozarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers Recipe

Looking for an easy Mozarella-stuffed Turkey Burgers recipe? Learn how to make Mozarella-stuffed Turkey Burgers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by vagirl25

Makes 4 servings



These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted wheat bread (or focaccia) and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.

Recipe Ingredients for Mozarella-stuffed Turkey Burgers

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chopped plum tomatoes, with juices
1/4 cup finely chopped sundried tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 wheat bread slices, toasted

Recipe Directions for Mozarella-stuffed Turkey Burgers

  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 (finely chopped), 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, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 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 165F, 8 to 10 minutes total.

  5. Warm the marinara on the stove. To assemble the burgers, spread 3 tablespoons of marinara on each toasted wheat bread, 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. Grill the patties, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165F, 8 to 10 minutes total.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 288.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
364
Calories from Fat
151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.8g
26%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Trans Fat
0.2g
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Sodium
411mg
17%
Potassium
462mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
23.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4.2g
17%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
31.9g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 18% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
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