Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers

After a great pasta dish last night for my birthday dinner, I was inspired to combine flavors from the pasta in some turkey burgers we had tonight for dinner. The pasta had sun dried tomatoes, which are sweet and chewy, so I added those to ground turkey, along with basil, which always pairs well with tomatoes. Another flavoring agent that makes these burgers a little more special was a little bit of balsamic vinaigrette, which get sweeter as it cooks. You could make these burgers a lot larger, but I made them the size that was proportionate to the buns we put them on.

Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Turkey Burgers

1.2 lbs ground white meat turkey
1/4 cup chopped dry-packed sun dried tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp prepared light balsamic vinaigrette
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Shape the meat mixture into 6 patties. Cook the patties until they are cooked through. Serve immediately.

Serving per recipe: 6
Per serving:
Calories: 112
Fat: 2.9 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 39 mg
Sodium: 962 mg
Carbohydrates: 5.3 g
Fiber: 0.7 g
Sugar: 3.3 g
Protein: 15.8 g

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