homemade turkey burgers with sun-dried tomatoes and basil

Why good morning! First, be sure you sign up for the Knoshbox Giveaway!  I'll choose a winner tonight so you still have time to win a fantastic box of goodies. Second, looking for a nice dinner to chase away the Mondays? No need to worry. I've got your back.  Just go defrost a pound of turkey and then we can talk about turkey burgers. 

First of all, there is a big difference between frozen turkey burgers and homemade turkey burgers.  Frozen patties... not the greatest.  Even the best can be a little bland, but homemade are fresh and packed with flavor.  I wanted to try a caprese salad inspired burger and this turned out DELICIOUS!! 

Fresh basil, sweet sun-dried tomatoes, and salt give the meat a BIG flavor.  Using condiments like peppery arugula and spicy brown mustard mix things up while fresh mozzarella literally crowns this burger.  Fan-freaking-tastic! We had it with sweet potato french fries, sweet tea, and sauteed veggies.

Trust me, those Mondays don't stand a chance. 

Homemade Turkey Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Ingredients:
1 lb ground turkey
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
6-10 fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten 
Fresh mozzarella, sliced
Arugla 
Mayo and Spicy Brown Mustard
Purple Onion, sliced
Toasted hamburger buns (I used Udi's GF)

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 Hamburgers

Method: 

1.  Place ground turkey in bowl and add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper, and egg.  Mix with your hands until well blended.  Form meat into four patties.

2. In a greased pan, cook patties thoroughly.  About ten minutes on each side. 

3.  Assemble your burger and enjoy.  

Note: These freeze well.  Cook thoroughly and freeze in a plastic bag with parchment paper layered between the patties.