Beefstro Bruschetta  Burgers Recipe
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Beefstro Bruschetta Burgers Recipe

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“My mom always ate her hamburger on top of a salad. I thought it was quite unusual as a child, but I adjusted the concept to make it a light and tasty meal for the whole family!” Devon Delaney - Princeton, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sugar apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 8 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 cup fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 2 ounces Brie cheese, cut into eight thin slices
  • 1/4 cup julienned roasted sweet red peppers

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 329 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 767mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, preserves and horseradish. In a small skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir prosciutto over medium heat until lightly browned. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef and lemon-pepper. Shape into eight patties.
  3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Grill or broil bread for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Spread each slice of toast with 1-1/4 teaspoons reserved mustard sauce. Layer each with arugula, a burger, a cheese slice and 1-1/4 teaspoons additional sauce. Garnish with peppers and prosciutto. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Beefstro Bruschetta Burgers in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p60

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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spronovo User ID: 3118526 113757
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2012

"These burgers have a gourmet look and feel to them and they taste fantastic!"

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