Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Turkey Sliders with Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella & Caramelized Onions

Good things come in small packages as they say...these mini turkey burgers are no exception!  These are very easy to whip up for dinner and serve with either homemade potato wedges or salad.  I topped mine with fresh mozzarella, pesto and caramelized onions.  If I had the time, I would have made some home made pesto but settled for store bought this week. If you want to make the onions but aren't sure how - check out this post for French Onion Soup and follow the instructions there but reduce the quantities unless you plan on making the soup too!

Ingredients & Preparation: Makes approx. 8 mini burgers
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices of bread, made into crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Dijon
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp green onion, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • dinner rolls or mini burger buns
  • fresh mozzarella
  • pesto
  • 1 onion, sliced and caramelized
Whisk the egg and mix through the ground turkey.  Add all the other ingredients and form into small balls so you have approximately 8.  Heat a large frying pan and add some olive oil. Add the turkey burgers and cook on medium heat turning half way to brown both sides. Cook them low & slow until cook all the way through.  Lightly toast the buns.  Put your burgers on the buns, add your toppings and enjoy!

You could do the burgers on the grill just take care they don't fall though the cracks!


Casey said...

This looks ridiculously fantastic. Can't wait to try it! Great blog, new follower!

better than takeout said...

Thanks Casey!