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Calico Burgers

 Calico Burgers
"On summer Sundays when our children were young, we'd often invite guests for cookouts," recalls Maryann Bondonese of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. "These unique burgers were always a hit."
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • BARBECUE SAUCE:
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Shape into
  • four to six oval patties. Grill over hot heat until meat reaches
  • desired doneness, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan; simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with burgers. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 218 calories,

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Calico Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.