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Presto Pizza Patties Recipe

Presto Pizza Patties Recipe

Craving both beef and pizza? These patties feature both in an open-faced sandwich. —Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 6 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup pizza sauce, bread crumbs, pepper, onion, egg whites and garlic. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six oval patties.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Meanwhile, place bread on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with oil; sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 4. Place remaining pizza sauce in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high for 10-20 seconds or until heated through. Place patties on toast; top with sauce and cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 299 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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