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Pizza Burgers

 Pizza Burgers
From Beloit, Wisconsin, Lisa Trunckenbrod sends this better-for-you version of an all-time lunch-counter classic. Loaded with popular pizza flavor, the cheese-topped burgers not only taste great, but they beat the clock as well.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 tomato slices


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble beef over
  • mixture; mix well. Shape into six patties. Place on broiler pan
  • coated with cooking spray.
  • Broil 6 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices
  • run clear. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 1 minute longer or until
  • cheese is melted. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 346 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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