Thursday, February 9, 2012

Italian Burgers with Sun-dried Tomatoes

These are not your ordinary, every-day burger. They are moist and full of flavors reminiscent of Italy.

serves 8 ( 6 points +)  add additional points for bun of your choice

  • 2 lbs. extra lean ground beef or ground round ( 93% lean)
  • ½ c. dried bread crumbs
  • ½ c. sun-dried tomatoes ( not packed in oil)
  • ½ c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese ( such as Sargento)

Place sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl Cover with boiling water and let stand for 10 minutes. Drain.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef with bread crumbs, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, egg and garlic powder. Form into 8 patties.
Cook burgers in a large nonstick skillet coated with spray or cook burgers on a grill to desired doneness. Top each burger with ½ slice of mozzarella cheese and let melt.

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