The original recipe calls for ground turkey and just an egg white. For my family I used ground beef and a whole egg. The Italian dressing I used came from Trader Joe's. Sorry Utah; it was delicious.
|photo by Emily Hale|
Claron's Very Italian Patties
1 pound ground meat (lean beef or turkey)
1 C seasoned bread crumbs
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, pressed (or 2 tsp garlic powder)
1 egg (or 1 egg white for leaner version)
1/2 bottle Italian dressing
toasted French bread or garlic bread
shredded mozzarella cheese
Mix all ingredients except bread and cheese. Form into patties and cook until no longer pink in the middle. (Note: you may want to shape your patties in circles or ovals according to the shape of your bread. My bread was skinny so I cut it on an angle. Oval patties worked well.) Slice the bread and top each slice with a patty drizzled with a little more dressing and some cheese. Microwave about 30 seconds or broil until cheese melts.