This meal taught me something…I don’t like turkey burgers.  The only reason why I ate mine was I could tell this recipe, albeit turkey burgers, was a really good combination of flavors.  So, lesson learned: I don’t like turkey burgers, but if you do – make this recipe.

Tuscan Turkey Burgers

From Cara’s Cravings via Proceed from Caution

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup pesto (or you could use store-bought)
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 plum tomato, sliced
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • Hamburger buns
  • Balsamic syrup, reduced

Mix the turkey, pesto, sundried tomatoes, onion, and garlic together well.   The recommended way is to place a stone on grill and heat it up; we skipped this and did have to watch for flare-ups.  Shape the turkey burgers into four balls, tightly packed, put on the hot stone, and then flatten into a burger.  Grill for 8 minutes per side until there is no pink in the center.   If you want to melt the cheese a bit, place the fresh mozzarella on top of the burgers and close the grill for a minute or two.  Off the grill, add the tomatoes and balsamic reduction on top and serve.