I love to try new recipes, but I really hate to cook during the week. I am totally fine with eating at home, it just seems like I’m exhausted by the time I get there and I don’t feel like making anything.
I was inspired the other night, however, by this recipe. I was intrigued by the stuffed burger and the Italian flavors. Side note: when I lived in Minneapolis, we would often venture to Tugg’s in the summer to get strawberry lemonade and stuffed burgers, so there was also some nostalgia involved.
After mixing the seasonings with the turkey meat (I used the 99% fat free variety), I mixed together the fresh chopped basil and mozzarella cheese. You make 8 smaller patties, put the mix on top of one of them, and then cover with another.
The finished product exceeded expectations. I didn’t want to use foccacia, so I used french bread. Also, in the spirit of week-night cooking, I used store bought sauce. But, it was still phenomenal and fairly quick/painless.