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This recipe was so good that it had to be blogged rightthisverysecond. I admit, up until a year ago I absolutely HATED tomatoes. Fast forward to now and I just can not get enough of them. I crave bruschetta at least once a week. This will most definitely be going into our dinner rotation.

Mozzarella-Stuffed Bruschetta Turkey Burgers

Burger mixture:

  • 1 lb  ground turkey breast (I used 85/15 so the burgers would not be dry)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh mozzarella (bocconcini aka the little small ones)
  • Burger buns

Bruschetta mixture:

  • One pint cherry tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Pesto Mayonaise

  • 1 tsp prepared pesto
  • 2 tsp mayonnaise

For bruschetta,  combine all ingredients, and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. Combine pesto and mayonnaise and refrigerate until ready to use. In a large bowl combine turkey, salt and pepper. Form mixture into large thin patties and place two balls of fresh mozzarella in the center of the meat. Form the turkey mixture around the mozzarella so the cheese is completely in the middle. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat Add burgers and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 8 to 10 minutes total. Toast buns and spread with pesto mayo. Assemble burgers on buns and top with bruschetta mixture. Die of deliciousness.

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