Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pizza Burgers

Have You ever made a meal and then later thought, "Wow, that was pretty awesome, but where in the world did that come from?  Woah!"
Pizza Burgers is my first major "WOAH!"
If you have browsed my blog or been a reader for the last 4-1/2 years, you have to know we don't eat like this every night, unless you are reading the salad section, of course. 
There's a market in Knoxville that has the best ground turkey, I mean it really has some flavor and doesn't need quite as much help as the pale, pre-packaged stuff in the grocery stores.
With my picky eater kiddos in mind, I tired to combine their worlds = healthy + their favs
2 lbs. ground turkey
1/2 medium onion chopped
1/2 half medium green bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack on top of the baking sheet.  Spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the onion and bell pepper.

Blend in 2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce.

Then blend in the grate Parmesan cheese.

Work in the ground turkey with your hands, season with salt and pepper to taste.  If the mixture seems a little to mushy to your taste, add some panko or season Italian bread crumbs to achieve the consistency you desire.

Form the turkey mixture into patties  and place the turkey patties on the baking rack.  Bake the patties at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, turn and bake for another 10 minutes.

Remove the turkey patties from the oven and ladle about 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce on top of each pattie then sprinkle some shredded mozzarella cheese on top. 

Return the turkey patties to the oven for another 7 minutes to melt the cheese.
Serve the patties stand alone with a salad and/or side or on a whole grain bun.  Whatever you decide to do, these pizza burgers are sure to be a huge hit on your table!

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Chris said...

I usually don't eat ground turkey but with the treatment you've given it, I could definitely enjoy these!

Blond Duck said...

I know Ben would love these!

Pam said...

I've never made a pizza burger before... they look and sound fantastic!

Big Dude said...

If you'd titled this Turkey Pizza Burgers, I may not have read it, but since I did, it sounds delicious, especially with the pizza flair.