I love turkey. I felt bad when our neighborhood had some super cute wild turkeys roaming...
I seriously fell in love with them last fall...
But cow hurts my belly... and The Guy refuses beef anyway...so I guess I should be glad i can buy it ground. 4 years of poor vegetarianism is seriously enough for a lifetime...
And while I don't have a grill, I thought "Gee 4th of July is a hotdog/hamburger holiday!" so Pesto Burgers it was!
The recipe I (roughly) followed asked for:
My Pesto was from Trader Joe's--bought and used on pizza a month ago, but the bottle remained far from depleted. Mind, it needed to be used (hence, part of the inspiration for the burgers :P)
Garlic--I wrestled with my garlic options: fresh garlic, a jar of crushed garlic, or garlic salt. I settled for a touch of the crushed.
My feta had been bought and used for a salad almost a month ago. While the original recipe called for a precise amount, I dumped whatever I had in the remaining container.
I mixed the pesto, garlic and feta together. Then added the ground turkey. I mushed it with my hands, because that was easiest. :P
The original recipe said: "Make 4 patties" ...I got 7. So whatever.
I simmered some sliced mushrooms in olive oil and balsamic vinegar and then shoved them aside.
The burgers themselves I cooked in olive oil. Onto the burgers went: Turkey Pesto Patty, lettuce-that-needed-using-and-was-not-originially bought for burgers, tomatoes that were bought for sandwiches, sandwhich pickles, mushrooms and mustard...
if you see a pattern to my cooking, you're right. See how lazy I am?
But is was nummy and got rave reviews from The Guy and his Mother, who was our guest on the 4th :)