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La Bella Italian Turkey Burger

 
One serving costs about $5.65 One serving costs about $5.65

$5.65 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:84%

Spoonacular Score: 84%

 

La Bellan Italian Turkey Burger might be just the Mediterranean recipe you are searching for. For $5.65 per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. One serving contains 847 calories, 64g of protein, and 51g of fat. 2 people have tried and liked this recipe. If you have pine nuts, ground turkey, salt, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the egg you could follow this main course with the Rose Levy Beranbaum's Chocolate Tomato Cake with Mystery Ganache as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 30 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 85%. This score is spectacular. Try Turkey & Baby Bellan Asian Lettuce Wraps, Italian Meatball Burger, and The Italian Texas BBQ Burger for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 pinch
1 pinch black pepper
black pepper
4
4  burger buns
burger buns
1
1  egg
egg
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
1 cup
1 cup fresh basil
fresh basil
1 cup
1 cup fresh basil
fresh basil
8 ounces
8 ounces fresh mozzarella
fresh mozzarella
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp fresh garlic
fresh garlic
1 pound
1 pound ground turkey
ground turkey
1 pound
1 pound sweet italian turkey sausage
sweet italian turkey sausage
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
mayonnaise
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dry oregano
dry oregano
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps pepper
pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps pine nuts
pine nuts
1
1  red bell pepper
red bell pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup spinach leaves
spinach leaves
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dry thyme
dry thyme
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch
black pepper
4  burger buns
4
burger buns
1  egg
1
egg
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsps
extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup
fresh basil
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup
fresh basil
8 ounces fresh mozzarella
8 ounces
fresh mozzarella
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp
fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp fresh garlic
1 Tbsp
fresh garlic
1 pound ground turkey
1 pound
ground turkey
1 pound sweet italian turkey sausage
1 pound
sweet italian turkey sausage
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp
mayonnaise
1 Tbsp dry oregano
1 Tbsp
dry oregano
0.5 tsps pepper
0.5 tsps
pepper
2 Tbsps pine nuts
2 Tbsps
pine nuts
1  red bell pepper
1
red bell pepper
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
1 cup spinach leaves
1 cup
spinach leaves
1 Tbsp dry thyme
1 Tbsp
dry thyme

Equipment

food processor
food processor
frying pan
frying pan
grill
grill
food processor
food processor
frying pan
frying pan
grill
grill


Instructions

  1. Mix first 8 ingredients together thoroughly then add salt & pepper and olive oil.
  2. Form 8 thin patties with the meat mixture. Cut mozzarella into 1/4 inch pieces. On top of one patty, scatter 4-5 mozzarella pieces throughout the center of the meat leaving a little space between each cube. Be careful not to put cheese too close to the edges or it will leak out during grilling. Place another patty on top and seal edges together until cheese is completely buried.
  3. Cut off the top of the red bell pepper and remove seeds and core. Then slice into 1/4 rings and brush lightly with olive oil.
  4. Pesto Sauce: In a dry frying pan, quickly toast the pine nuts. Should take less than 3 minutes. In a food processor, pulse basil leaves, toasted pine nuts and salt & pepper. simultaneously adding olive oil through the feed tube. Once good puree is achieved, add the mayo and pulse 2-3 more times, scraping sides to make sure its thoroughly mixed.
  5. Cook burgers meat over low to medium heat. Be sure to coat grill with non-stick spray. Cook about 8-10 minutes on each side. Try not to flip the burger too often as it tends to crumble. If the mozzarella starts to ooze out, don't worry... that's a sign that your burger is almost done.
  6. Place red pepper rings on the upper or outer edges of grill. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side. Brush olive oil on the insides of both halves of the sourdough buns and also place on the upper or outer edges of grill. Remove when lightly toasted.
  7. Spread pesto sauce on top & bottom bun. place spinach leaves on bottom bun and place meat on top of spinach leaves. Garnish top of meat with grilled red bell pepper, fold the halves together and you have La Bella Burger!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.65
Ingredient
4 burger buns
1 egg
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup fresh basil
8 ounces fresh mozzarella
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh garlic
1 pound ground turkey
1 pound sweet italian turkey sausage
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dry oregano
½ teaspoons pepper
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 red bell pepper
1 cup spinach leaves
1 tablespoon dry thyme
Price
$1.84
$0.24
$0.17
$0.67
$0.94
$0.94
$3.48
$0.25
$0.18
$7.48
$3.73
$0.07
$0.26
$0.03
$1.07
$0.60
$0.27
$0.37
$22.60

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • You have probably heard by now that whole wheat bread is better for you than white bread. While this is true and definitely worth considering, you should be aware that all bread (especially your typical supermarket loaves) will raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation.

Price Tips

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
846k Calories
63g Protein
51g Total Fat
33g Carbs
51% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
846k
42%

Fat
51g
79%

  Saturated Fat
15g
98%

Carbohydrates
33g
11%

  Sugar
8g
10%

Cholesterol
209mg
70%

Sodium
2454mg
107%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
63g
128%

Vitamin K
117µg
112%

Selenium
73µg
105%

Vitamin C
80mg
98%

Vitamin B3
18mg
90%

Iron
15mg
87%

Vitamin B6
1mg
82%

Phosphorus
790mg
79%

Vitamin A
3026IU
61%

Manganese
1mg
59%

Zinc
7mg
48%

Calcium
460mg
46%

Vitamin B12
2µg
42%

Vitamin B2
0.7mg
41%

Vitamin B1
0.5mg
33%

Magnesium
121mg
30%

Folate
117µg
29%

Vitamin E
4mg
29%

Potassium
883mg
25%

Vitamin B5
2mg
23%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Fiber
4g
16%

Vitamin D
0.91µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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