Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Glaze

Presentation isn’t usually my strong suit, but I’m super-proud of how this one turned out! This is one of my prettiest foods I’ve ever made. :O It’s also the  last thing I made with my two running/jogging buddies, Mekala and Sylvia, before Mekala ran away to get her PhD in Neuroscience and I moved across the country to go to grad school. We’re tag-teaming Sylvia to join us soon after she takes her LSAT’s and gets into law school, but in the meantime, hooray for food memories! Recipe form allrecipes.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Glaze


Ingredients:

(Burger)
-1 lb lean ground turkey breast
-1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup balsamic vinegar
(Bruschetta mixture)
-4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
-2 cloves minced garlic
-1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
-1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
-1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced
-salt, to taste
-pepper, to taste

Instructions:
1) In a large bowl combine turkey, salt, pepper, basil and parmesan cheese. Divide mixture into 8 portions.
2) Line a peanut butter jar lid with foil, then plastic wrap and press 1 portion of the turkey mixture into the lid. Heap 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese into the middle, then top with another portion of turkey. Press down to seal, then invert the patty onto a plate. Continue until you have 4 burger patties.
3) Grill burgers for 3-3.5 minutes per side over medium heat.
4) (Bruschetta mixture): combine all ingredients, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
5) (Balsamic Glaze): heat balsamic vinegar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Let simmer, and stir frequently, until the vinegar has reached the consistency of thin maple syrup.
6) Top grilled burgers with bruschetta mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

We didn’t have a stray peanut butter jar lid, but it turns out fine even if you just use your hands. You’ll just end up with bigger patties.

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

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