Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Glaze are outrageous and fresh!
For a day that started out as a 1, it sure pulled through and ended up being a perfect 10! Actually, I take that back. As I was driving home I decided the clear blue skies and dazzling sunshine deserved a 10, but downgraded the day to a 7 during my run after work, due to the dreadful humidity and only partial cloud coverage of the sun. ;)
Still, 7s better than 1!
In other news, remember when I was featured in Q Magazine a couple months ago? Well, I was lucky enough to work with the publication again, and they featured an article I wrote – Three Things I’m Into This Month – in their July issue!
I had to wait until the article was published before I shared the recipe with you, so without further ado – here you go!
Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Glaze
For the Burgers:
1lb 99% lean ground turkey breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
For the Bruschetta:
5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup fresh basil, sliced
Salt & pepper, to taste
For the Balsamic Glaze:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
- In a large bowl combine turkey, salt, pepper, basil and parmesan cheese. Divide mixture into 8 portions.
- 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.
- Grill burgers for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes per side over medium heat.
- For the Bruschetta: combine all ingredients, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
- For the 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.
- Top grilled burgers with Bruschetta mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Oh yeah! I love that Bruschetta mixture and I LOVE that balsamic glaze! The balsamic vinegar becomes so sweet as it reduces, and is left with just a bit of tang.
Let’s talk about the stuffage though…
I used finely shredded mozzarella cheese this time, and the ooze factor was seriously high.
I sure do hope you’ll try this burger recipe!
To go with, I heated up some store-bought twice baked potatoes in the oven.
Seriously creamy and cheesy. (Have I eaten enough cheese the past two days?! Sheesh!)
And some freshly steamed broccoli. That cancels out the cheese, I’m pretty sure.
This meal is such a hit – and EASY too. Super easy. Stuffing a burger takes no time at all, and has such a surprise “delight” factor. This made my night a 10!
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your day?