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Beef Pizza Burgers

 Beef Pizza Burgers
The home economists in our Test Kitchen came up with this tasty switch from the usual burger. Italian-seasoned ground beef patties are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, then topped with pizza sauce and green pepper rings for a flavorful twist.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • 3 tablespoons pizza sauce, warmed
  • 4 green pepper rings


  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, bouillon, Italian seasoning and
  • salt. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into four thin
  • patties. Place a slice of cheese on two patties; top with another
  • patty and press edges to seal.
  • Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or
  • until meat is no longer pink. Serve on buns with pizza sauce and
  • green pepper rings. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 461 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 101 mg cholesterol, 1,056 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.