Italian Stuffed Turkey Burgers

I’m sure a lot of you are like me and don’t like heating up your kitchen during the summer.  That means our grill gets quite the work out.

My family isn’t very adventurous, they like the tried and true staples like beef burgers or hot dogs, but me I like to experiment with different ingredients and flavors.

Red Gold sent me a variety of their premium canned tomatoes in order to create a summer grilling recipe and I could hardly decide what to make.  With Red Gold Diced Tomatoes in varieties like Garlic & Olive Oil; Green Chilies; Basil, Garlic & Oregano, Chipotle and Lime Juice & Cilantro – the ideas and recipes they supplied were many.

What I decided to do was make their Italian Turkey Burger recipe and step it up just a notch by making it a Stuffed burger, because you know, more cheese is never a bad thing 😉

Italian Stuffed Turkey Burgers


20 oz. lean ground turkey
1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano (can be substituted with Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Garlic & Olive Oil), drained very well
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup Italian Style bread crumbs
4 oz. of shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Combine ground turkey and tomatoes, egg and bread crumbs in a bowl.  Split into 8 equal portions.

2. Using a burger press or free forming, use one portion and form a bottom patty, add 1 oz. of cheese and then top and press together to form a full patty.

3. Place on grill and cook to desired temperature.  160 degrees for completely cooked burgers.  Sprinkle on additional shredded cheese on top if desired.

Red Gold & the Big Green Egg are partnering to bring you simple and delicious Summer grilling Burger recipes that are simple and delicious.  This summer, upgrade your burgers by adding flavor, texture, moisture and nutrition by mixing 1 – 14.5 ounce can of Red Gold Petite Diced flavored Tomatoes into your ground meat mixture.  Try any of the six easy Burger recipes or create your own.  Also go visit Red Gold’s Facebook page and enter their Summer Grillin’ Party Promotion for your chance to win a Large Big Green Egg and each week 1,000 people will have a chance to win a Red Gold Apron (contest ends July 23, 2014).

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14 thoughts on “Italian Stuffed Turkey Burgers

  1. Stuffed burgers (Juicy Lucy's) are my FAVORITE. I make them on occasion, but my favorite restaurant serves them and I get them all the time. So delicious!

  2. I appreciate the different flavors of Red Gold tomatoes. They add so much impact to recipes. This one looks just delicious.

  3. I never would have thought of putting diced tomatoes in a burger! Turkey burgers are my favorite!

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