Caprese Turkey Burgers
- Prep Time 0:10
- Cook Time 0:08
- Estimated Cost $13.50
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The classic, ever-popular Italian Caprese, a simple, yet exquisite combination of fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, olive oil and balsamic vinegar gives a fresh look boring (but admittedly healthy) turkey burgers. Serve these over mixed greens, on burger buns or bistro-style, on grilled ciabatta rolls, perhaps with a smear of pesto aioli.
- 1 lb lean ground turkey $4
- 1 egg, lightly beaten $1.50 for 6
- 2 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
- 3/4 tsp each salt and freshly cracked black pepper Pantry
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan Pantry
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Pantry
- 1 small handful fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced $1 for a bunch
- about 15 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved $3.50 for 12 oz.
- 3 oz. mozzarella cheese (or use mozzarella di bufala), cut into 1/2" cubes $3.50 for 8 oz.
Recipe Serves 4
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, tomatoes and cheese. Mix gently until ingredients are well-distributed.
- Use your hands to form the mixture into 4 even patties, and set them on a clean plate.
- Heat a generous drizzle of olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers for about 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly charred on the outside and cooked all the way through.
- Serve immediately, on buns, over mixed greens or plain. Top burgers with more mozzarella, tomato and/or basil, if desired.