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 :

Prep time:

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Type of meal : | Sandwiches | Sandwiches

Special diet :

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:182

Hamburgers Stuffed with Mozzarella and Red Peppers
Hamburgers Stuffed with Mozzarella and Red Peppers