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
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
- Combine all ingredients in small bowl; mix well.
- Chill at least ½ hour.
- Heat grill or broiler.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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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