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Saucy Pizza Burgers Recipe

Saucy Pizza Burgers Recipe

"This burger is simple and tastes like a little bit of Italy," reveals field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine beef and garlic salt. Shape into eight patties; top four of patties with cheese. Cover with remaining patties; press edges to seal. Refrigerate.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the pizza sauce, mushrooms and oregano; cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender; set aside.
  • 3. Pan-fry, grill or broil burgers until no longer pink. Spread bottoms of buns with a little of the sauce; top with burgers, onion and remaining sauce. Replace tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 490 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 918 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.