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Double Mozzarella Turkey Burgers with an Artichoke Remoulade and Crispy Pancetta

It’s hard to keep up with all the fun food events going on, but I had a recipe in mind for “Festa Italiana.”

Proud Italian Cook and Finding La Dolce Vita put on an “Italian” Event this month that sounded like fun, since my family eats Italian at least 1/2 of the week! Both these ladies have beautiful Italian Blogs, be sure to check them out!

I’ve certainly never been trained how to cook authentic Italian Food, but I love to make Italian Style dishes. All the ingredients are phenomenal.

The crispy pancetta and arugula are 2 of my favorite parts of the burger. Even my boys enjoyed these. The roasted garlic and sun dried tomatoes bring a nice Italian flare to the turkey burger itself and fresh little mozzarella balls are stuffed then melted in the middle of the burgers that you don’t find until it oozes out as you bite into it. Is there anything better than marinated artichoke hearts??!! I could seriously eat the artichoke remoulade with a spoon.

These mini ciabatta rolls were so cute that I found at Sprouts, they are just a little bigger than a slider, which was just enough. Bon Appetite!

Double Mozzarella Turkey Burgers with an Artichoke Remoulade and Crispy Pancetta

1 lb ground turkey
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ Cup finely chopped white onion
3 cloves roasted garlic
2 Tablespoons chopped sun dried tomatoes, oil packed and drained
5 dashes of Tabasco Hot Sauce

6 fresh mozzarella balls, about ½ inch, marinated in olive oil

6 slices fresh mozzarella cheese 1/4 inch thick
6 mini ciabatta rolls, or other mini crusty rolls, split

½ Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup chopped artichoke hearts (marinated in olive oil, drained)

2 Cups fresh arugula leaves
6 slices of tomato
1 Cup diced pancetta, browned (Place in a skillet heated to medium-high and cook until browned, about 5 minutes)

1. Preheat a grill pan or outside grill to medium heat. Place turkey, salt, pepper, onion, garlic, sun dried tomatoes and hot sauce in a large bowl. With hands or large spoon mix until combined. Form into 6 equal size patties, pressing a mozzarella ball into the center of each burger. Grill each patty for about 5 minutes each side or until cooked through. During the last few minutes of grilling, place a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of burgers to melt.

2. Lightly toast rolls, cut side down on grill. Combine mayonnaise and artichoke hearts in a medium bowl until well combined. Spread artichoke remoulade on both sides of rolls. Layer bottom rolls with arugula leaves, a burger, a tomato slice, crisped pancetta and top with top rolls.

6 medium size burgers

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  1. 1
    Karen says:

    Yum! Great recipe and photos! I finally caught the Ultimate Recipe show…well done! And I love it that you were in flip-flops!

  2. 2
    Kandi says:

    Yum! Putting on my future meal plan.

  3. 3
    Maryann says:

    Hi Jenny and thanks for joining us for our festa Italiana 🙂

  4. 4
    Proud Italian Cook says:

    Jenny, This is such a fantastic combo of flavors! Thanks for bringing this to our Festa! Can’t wait to try them!

  5. 5
    RecipeGirl says:

    Mmmmm! I can tell you’ve participated in that Build a Better Burger contest before. Great ingreds. to add to a burger 🙂

  6. 6
    Melanie says:

    Your burgers always look delicious – this is no exception!

  7. 7
    Emiline says:

    Those look scrumptious!

  8. 8
    Jaime says:

    yum! so many great elements together in one burger 🙂

  9. 9
    Patsyk says:

    Oh, those look so good! I think every time I check in here, I add yet another recipe that I just have to try to my expanding list!

    Great picture, by the way! 🙂

  10. 10
    Steph says:

    Great recipes! Sounds very tasty and satisfying! Italian is my favorite food of all time, you just can’t go wrong.

  11. 11
    Julie says:

    Goodness gracious do those look out of this world. You never fail to impress me with your fabulous kitchen creations!! Happy Easter!!


  12. 12
    Catherine Wilkinson says:

    I bow down to the burger queen!
    That’s my girl! Arugula! Pancetta!
    Hope your Easter was wonderful!

  13. 13
    Kim A says:

    Girl, where have you been!!! It’s been 3 days without a new post….are you ok???

  14. 14
    Big Boys Oven says:

    this is lovely, so tempted to fork some!

  15. 15
    Jenny says:

    Thanks for all of your comments. Had a busy pilates/Easter weekend, so Kimmy, I am fine, just an overly busy woman!! I’ll be cooking up some fun things this week.

  16. 16
    Lori says:

    YUM… sounds delicious. I have some turkey burgers in the freezer that will go nicely with your ideas! Thanks.

  17. 17
    Psychgrad says:

    Wow – this sounds and looks delicious! Who knew a turkey burger could be so interesting?

  18. 18
    Skye Hussain says:

    i love Italian Food specially those juicy pastas. They are really delicious.’.`

  19. 19

    i always love italian food, they are really tasty like indian foods.,,-

  20. 20
    Millie Wood says:

    what i like about italian food is the pasta and spaghetti. they are so yummy,,,

  21. 21

    what i like about italian food is the tomato sauce and pasta,`.

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