Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hungry Girl Pizza Burgers

Serves 4
Per serving: 223 calories, 7g fat, 559 mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 5g sugar, 31g protein

2 sticks light string cheese (used Weight Watchers)
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound raw extra-lean ground beef (used Laura's)
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
Dash of salt and pepper
1/2 cup pizza sauce
12 slice turkey pepperoni

Break each string cheese stick into thirds and place in a blender or food processor--blend at high speed until shredded (or pull into shreds and roughly chop).

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat.  Cook and stir vegetables until softened, about 5 minutes.

Transfer veggies to a large bowl.  Add beef, ketchup, and seasonings.  Thoroughly mix.  Evenly form into 4 patties.

Bring a grill pan (used gas grill) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat.  Cook patties for 4 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked to your preference.  Reduce heat to medium low.  Evenly top patties with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.  Cook until sauce is hot and cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.

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