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Stuffed Pizza Burgers

For years, I used this recipe to make pizza meat loaf, which was absolutely killer. I decided to try it as burgers for a party, and they were a smashing success. Everyone left with the recipe. —Dennis Barter, Reedsburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped turkey pepperoni
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 patties. Layer 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese onto the center of each of eight patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  • On a greased grill rack, grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with remaining pizza sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 385 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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