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Active time
25 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
6 burgers
Serving Size
one burger

For Burgers

1-½  pounds lean ground turkey

1  cup oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

3  garlic cloves, minced

2  tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1-½  teaspoons dried oregano leaves

1  teaspoon salt

½  teaspoon black pepper

6  (⅓ to ½ oz. each) fresh mozzarella balls

6  whole wheat hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted

¾  cup jarred roasted red pepper halves, drained

1  bunch watercress, arugula or other favorite salad greens, stems removed

For Aïoli

½  cup low-fat mayonnaise

1  canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, seeded, minced

¾  teaspoon adobo sauce (from can above)

1  clove garlic, minced


For Aïoli

  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl; mix well.
  2. Chill at least ½ hour.

For Burgers

  1. Heat grill or broiler.
  2. Combine turkey, oats, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, salt and pepper in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 6 large patties, about ¼-inch thick.
  3. Place one mozzarella ball in center of each patty; shape burger mixture around cheese so it is completely hidden; reshape into patty. (Note: If small fresh mozzarella balls are unavailable, substitute large fresh mozzarella balls, cut into ⅓ to ½-ounce pieces. Or, a 3-ounce chunk of part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 pieces, can be substituted for fresh mozzarella.)
  4. Grill or broil burgers 4 inches from heat 5 minutes on each side or until centers are no longer pink (170°F). Arrange burgers on bottom halves of buns; top with aïoli, roasted pepper pieces, watercress and bun tops.


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Yield: 6 burgers

Serving Size: one burger

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