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Saucy Summer Mozzarella Patties

Dear Sugar
I need something to make for our big Labor Day party next weekend. I am so sad that summer is coming to an end. I don't want to do burgers and dogs, I'd like to be a little bit more creative, but at the same time, I need a meat dish to feed all the hungry carnivorous men. Do you have any ideas? Make Me Look Like Martha

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Dear Make Me Look Like Martha,
I've got just the entree for you. Have you ever tried Saucy Mozzarella Patties? They are delicious, easy and filling. Make a big salad and a couple of fun sides like spinach and artichoke dip, dumplings or veggie kabobs on the side (then you can give your BBQ a proper farewell for fall). Have a great party.

1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce OR
16-24 oz homemade marinara/pasta sauce
1 lb ground turkey (or meat of your choice)
2 cups bread crumbs
1 egg
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated or shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt & pepper (to taste)
1 tsp garlic powder (to taste)
2 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp olive oil or veggie oil

Place the ground meat into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and knead it into the meat. Add 1 cup of bread crumbs, the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then, combine in the rest of the ingredients by hand until the meat is well-blended.

In a separate flat dish, place the last cup of bread crumbs. Measure 1/3 cup of meat with a 1/3 measuring cup and flatten the meat into a patty, (a hamburger shape). Gently press the patty into the flat dish with the bread crumbs and coat patty.

Next, heat a non-stick frying pan. Melt about 1 tbsp of butter and about 1 tbsp of oil in the pan. Cook about 3-4 patties in the butter and olive oil until both sides are browned. Then place the patties in a flat baking dish, coated with cooking oil. Repeat until all of meat mixture is used.

Lastly, spoon some tomato sauce on top of each patty using about 3/4 of the jar here. Then sprinkle the patties with the Parmesan cheese and then mozzarella cheese. At the very end, drizzle the rest of the sauce on top of cheese patties. Bake at 350* until the cheese is melted and bubbly, but NOT BROWN. Cooking time is approximately 15-20 minutes.

Enjoy alone or with a bun. This serves 6-8 patties.

*Note* For kids, 1/4 measuring cup of meat is an appropriate serving size.

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t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I acutally and gonna get the ingredients when I go shopping onthe first
JennaV JennaV 10 years
This looks really yummy!
wynter wynter 10 years
Hmm..may have to steal this recipe. Sounds like something my boys (all 3) would love.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
I know, get my mind out of the gutter huh?
audreystar audreystar 10 years
that's too funny layla. hmmm??
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Yes layla the only way to get them would be if someone had those subby notice emails still. And they would have had to subbied as soon as it started tho bc it did happen very fast
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
! I thought the name of this was "Saucy Summer Mozzarella PANTIES" I was like what kind of post is this!?
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
I did subscribe to it, and I logged in cuz I was going to copy and paste it and show the people that missed it, but it just takes me to a blank screen, I guess since the blog/account was deleted you can not look at it anymore?
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Yes AS there is a part where u can go to story alerts from ur profile page and ull have to unsubby to those threads there. Taking the auto subscribe off has just made it so that u wont get more from the next things u post on. and why does my car alarm keep giving its warning fick I hate that
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I subbied to the first it blog right as I had said I wonder what team thinks of this and it was deleted so I never got those in my inbox I did however get the What Happened blog and the one that It wrote faking there apology. I wish I had subbied to the intial blog tho right away it would have been amazing to actually have what was said to show the ones who missed it. But eh none of us really care anymore anyways but damn that was a full mailbox of a morning lol
audreystar audreystar 10 years
i just unsubscribed to one of the blogs and i got the funny message "ok we will stop sending you emails, it can be a bit much". how funny.
audreystar audreystar 10 years
i do the dual screen with sugar rush. and yes i made the mistake of subscribing in my profile and not the actual blog. i went back in and unsubscribed but i am still getting emails so it looks like i need to also go into the blogs and unsubscribe as well. eeek, what a headache.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
I did the subscription feature also, and I ended up having a bunch of emails also, but they were the "cali" blogs so it was pointless cuz they were deleted!
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Try just hitting subsribe (right at the end of the article or blog b4 the comments begin) on the threads u really like b4 u sign off for the day that way u get every thing u missed in ur inbox. And then once uve caught up to it and are done with the convos u were having u can unsubscrube in the same place. But doing the auto subscribe in ur account settings def is to much. And while ur actually on pop have another screen up with sugar rush running that way u dont need to have any emails going just the explorers
audreystar audreystar 10 years
thanks tox, i'm glad i'm not the only one and it isn't just me.
audreystar audreystar 10 years
or maybe i am just doing the subscription feature wrong, who knows.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Jem I had to take mine off about 5 weeks ago. And I subbied to one of the troll blogs and ended up with 400 emails in an 8 hr period. So I cant stand to put it back on lol. I dont think anyone can handle that feature
audreystar audreystar 10 years
ok i have given the subscription feature a fair shot but its coming off. how can anyone stand to get that many emails?
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Sounds really good and the idea of spinach artichoke dip is killing me Ive been craving it for a week now but Im to lazy to make it myself
audreystar audreystar 10 years
they sound yummy but sooo fattening.
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