2011, Recipe 45: Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Burgers with Balsamic Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • Italian seasonings (oregano, basil, chervil)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parmesan cheese
  • Mozzarella
  • diced tomatoes
  • balsamic vinegar
1. Combine ground turkey breast with parmesan cheese and seasonings.
2. Take a peanut butter jar lid and line it with plastic wrap.
3. Divide the turkey into 4 portions, then divide each of those portions into 2, so you have 8 mini portions. Press 1 portion into the bottom of the lid.
4. Add mozzarella cheese in a little mound in the middle.
5. Add another mini portion of turkey on top and press down to seal the sides.
7. Once you have all your patties made, pinch the sides firmly together so none of your delectable cheese will escape!
8. All I did to make the reduction was pour about a cup of balsamic vinegar into a skillet over medium heat, and let it reduce until it was the consistency of thin maple syrup.
9. Grill burgers 3 minutes per side (lid down during each cooking half).
10. Top with bruschetta mixture and balsamic vinegar reduction.

Results: She never explained what was in the bruschetta mixture, there were no measurements for anything but the ground turkey.  I really shouldn't have tried this.  I forgot the parm and didn't add enough salt to the burger so it was a bit bland.  The topping was good, though.  I added shredded spinach to the bun bottoms.

I also served them with these simple oven-roasted red potatoes which were AWESOME!