ESBS: Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Burgers

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Last week I had an incredible craving for a big, juicy hamburger. However, since I can’t really stomach red meat anymore, a turkey burger was the closet thing I could actually get to a real hamburger.

And after one bite, I didn’t even miss my old time favorite. But what really made this juicy burger absolutely incredible was the ooey-gooey mozzarella center. Why just slap a piece of cheese on a burger when it’s so much more decadent stuffed inside? I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a regular burger again.

And if that’s wrong, than I don’t wanna be right.

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Burger

What You’ll  Need:

  • 1 pound of lean ground turkey, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup of part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly minced garlic (about 1 clove)
  • 2 teaspoons of dried oregano
  • Dashes of salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 buns, toasted
  • Sliced tomato, lettuce and onion as garnish

How to Make Them:

  • Preheat your grill.
  • In a medium bowl, mix turkey, egg, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs,  basil, oregano, onion, garlic and salt and pepper with your hands. Mix until evenly distributed.
  • With the mixture, form 8 small patties. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and place an equal amount in the center of 4 patties. Cover with the remaining patties and crimp the edges closed.

  • On a preheated grill, cook patties until brown and cheese is slightly oozing out of the center, about 8-10 minutes.

  • Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

You can’t have a burger without tomatoes, lettuce and bacon, duh. I also like to add ketchup, mustard and a bit of mayo.

Nutrition information per patty (no bun or toppings): 299 calories, 13 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates and 28 grams of protein.

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  1. Posted by Carolyn on
    Monday, June 27th, 2011
    You had me at mozarella stuffed!  Yummy.  Buzzed it!
  2. Monday, June 27th, 2011
    mmmm, cheese and burgers; how can you go wrong with that? These look delicious :-D Buzzed!
  3. Posted by Megan Acosta on
    Monday, June 27th, 2011
    How yummy to do that as a caprese burger! With tomato and basil and on a piece of toasted olive oil soaked bread! Delish! 
  4. Posted by on
    Monday, June 27th, 2011
    YUMMMMMO! I LOVE burgers with cheese inside the meat! Macedonian burgers (beef and pork mixture) are always filled with aged cheese, and then grilled...heavenly! :)
  5. Posted by Junia @ Mis Pensamientos on
    Monday, June 27th, 2011
    ooo healthy turkey burgers stuffed with cheese!!!  my family and friends would love this!
  6. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Monday, June 27th, 2011
    Far better then beef! Looks fantastic!
  7. Posted by Pegauslegend24 on
    Monday, June 27th, 2011
    This is absolutely brillant awesome idea and recipe they look fantastic!
  8. Posted by Ann on
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
    Wow - those looked delicious!  I love the idea of mozzarella in them and the spices/herbs are some of my favorites!
  9. Posted by Lindsey@Lindselicious on
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
    These look delish!  I dont mind switching out turkey for meat, especially if its as well seasoned as you made and topped with all that cheese.  Or should I say stuffed.  Yum!!
  10. Posted by Anonymous on
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
    I love a good turkey burger!
  11. Posted by Briarrose on
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2011
    Turkey makes a great substitute for ground beef.  These look so very good.  Love the cheesy center.
  12. Posted by Tammy Quackenbush on
    Thursday, June 30th, 2011
    That looks so good....:) Why have the cheese on top when you can tuck inside where's it safe...until you eat it! LOL!