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Saucy Pizza Burgers

 Saucy Pizza Burgers
"This burger is simple and tastes like a little bit of Italy," reveals field editor Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida.
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
    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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,

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Saucy Pizza Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.