Monday, April 24, 2006

Italian Stuffed Turkey Burger

Italian Stuffed Turkey Burger

  • 1-1/4 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan
  • 3 Tbls. chopped fresh basil
  • 2 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbls. chopped oregano
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 oz. mozzarella, cut into 4 equal pieces
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbls. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbls. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper
For the burgers: combine turkey, parmesan, basil, parsley, oregano, egg, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix gently with clean hands. Divide into 4 patties.

Press a piece of mozzarella into the center of each patty and shape meat around it. Each patty should be 3-1/2 to 4 inches in diameter.

For the topping: combine tomato, basil, oil and vinegar in a small bowl. Season with salt & pepper.

Heat broiler or grilll to medium-high heat. Brush grill with oil. Cook burgers to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium. The meat closest to the mozzarella will appear pink but will be cooked through. Serve hot with topping.

Per Serving:
Cal. 370; fat 23g; protein 39g; fiber 1g; net carbs 2g