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Beef Pizza Burgers Recipe

Beef Pizza Burgers Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.