There is something about pesto and sun-dried tomatoes that goes so well together; it’s like chocolate and peanut butter, or peanut butter and jelly. Wait…does peanut butter go with everything? Okay, well probably not with pesto or sun-dried tomatoes. Anyway, I’ve made pesto turkey burgers in the past, and since I just made my very own basil pesto, I thought I’d give it whirl with my turkey burgers. I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t have fresh tomatoes to add to my burgers, but then I thought, well why don’t I give the sun-dried tomatoes a try. Good thing I did, because it was a match made in heaven and the burgers were super delish.
I served these on sandwich thins with a little Miracle Whip and lettuce. Raw onions would have been a great addition, but I didn’t really think of it until my first bite of the burger. Nate’s burger (pictured below) was topped with a mozzarella-provalone mix.
Basil Pesto Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Source: Pigzilla Original
1 lb ground turkey, extra lean
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp basil pesto
2 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
salt and pepper
1. Preheat grill (or skillet). In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, olive oil, pesto, and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Gentley mix together with hands and form into four patties.
2. Over medium-low heat, grill burgers for 8-10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Serve on buns with desired garnishments.