Hamburgers Stuffed with Mozzarella and Red Peppers
Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 30 minutes Type of meal : | Sandwiches | Sandwiches Special diet
Number of servings :
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Type of meal : | Sandwiches | Sandwiches
Special diet :
50 mL (1/4 cup) diced roasted red pepper, patted dry
50 mL (1/4 cup) diced part-skim mozzarella cheese (28 g/1 oz)
4 black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
15 mL (1 tbsp) minced fresh basil or 5 mL (1 tsp) dried basil, crumbled
5 mL (1 tsp) balsamic or red wine vinegar
500 g (1 lb) lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 mL (1/4 tsp) each salt and black pepper
In a medium-size bowl, combine the red pepper, cheese, olives, basil, and vinegar. In another medium-size bowl, combine the beef, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
Using your hands, shape the beef mixture into 8 thin patties about 8.5 cm (3-1/2 in) in diameter. (It is easier to shape the patties if you wet your hands first.) Spread the cheese mixture on top of 4 patties, dividing the amount equally. Place the 4 remaining patties on top and pinch the edges to seal.
Preheat the broiler, setting the rack 6 inches from the heat. Arrange the stuffed burgers on a broiler pan and broil for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, 4 to 5 minutes for medium, or 5 to 6 minutes for well-done. Serve on whole-wheat English muffins, accompanied by carrot and cucumber sticks.
Makes 4 servings.
Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:182