Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Basil-Garlic Turkey Burgers

Here’s another non-beef grilling recipe you might really like. We had company over today and made these burgers. Everyone seemed to enjoy them! It was a nice change of pace from “regular” burgers.

Basil-Garlic Turkey Burgers

2 eggs
½ cup dried Italian breadcrumbs
½ cup plus 4 T. chopped fresh basil, divided
2 lbs. ground turkey breast
8 slices fontina cheese
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 small purple onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
8 hamburger buns
Fresh arugula lettuce

First, make the patties. In a large bowl combine egg, breadcrumbs and ½ cup of the basil. Add turkey and salt and pepper to taste; mix well. Form into 8 patties. Set aside in the refrigerator, covered, until ready to grill.

In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, oil, 4 T. of the basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium (300 to 350 degrees F.).
Place patties on grill. Grill, covered, 5 minutes on each side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, top each patty with 1 cheese slice; grill just until melted.

Place rolls, cut side down, on grill. Grill until lightly toasted. Place cooked turkey burger patties in rolls. Top with tomato mixture and agugula, and serve.

Happy grilling!

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