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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 346 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • mjlouk
    Apr 15, 2010

    I didn't make these in the broiler, I just did them in a skillet. They fell apart a little but were very tasty!