Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

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Krystal McDow

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@kmcdow

I got this from eatingwell.com

Nutrition: 299 calories; 15g fat (4g sat, 5g mono); 74mg cholesterol; 14g carbs; 28g protein; 2g fiber; 706mg sodium; 382mg potassium; 35% Vitamin C; 20% Vitamin A; 15% Calcium & Iron

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Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

  • MARINARA SAUCE

  • 2 tsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small
    onion, finely chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 c
    chopped plum tomatoes, with juice
  • 6
    oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh basil
  • BURGERS

  • 1 lb
    93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 c
    scallions
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tsp
    extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4
    4-inch-square slices foccacia bread (about 2 ounces each), toasted

How to Make Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Step-by-Step

  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 focaccia, top with a burger, about 3 more tablespoons of marinara and 1 tablespoon of the remaining cheese.
  6. 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.
  7. TIP & NOTES:
    Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the marinara sauce (Step 1) for up to 5 days. You can also use store bought marinara sauce if pressed for time.
    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.)

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About Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Course/Dish: Turkey, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy




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