Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
When I think about summer holidays and food I tend to think of barbecues, grilling and burgers and with the first summer holiday coming up I was just itching to try out these sundried tomato caprese turkey burgers with balsamic caramelized onions. I recently came across the idea for sundried tomato burgers on Bev Cooks and given that I am a big fan of both the sundried tomatoes and the fresh basil that these burgers are stuffed with, they were a must make recipe! My first thought for these burgers was a caprese salad theme with tomatoes, basil, fresh mozzarella and balsamic vinegar and since the patties already included the tomatoes and basil all that was left was to top them off with some melted fresh mozzarella and some balsamic vinegar. Instead of just drizzling a balsamic reduction or glaze onto the burgers I caramelized some onions and added the balsamic vinegar to them before throwing them on top of the melted cheese! In my mind I burger just isn't a burger without some bacon so I fried up some pancetta (an Italian style bacon) until crispy and added it along with some cool and creamy slices of avocado. I finished the burgers off with a topping of fresh basil which adds even more summery goodness!

If you only try one new burger recipe this summer it should definitely be these sundried tomato caprese turkey burgers with balsamic caramelized onions! The sundried tomato turkey patties are moist and just packed with flavour, the salty pancetta goes perfectly with the sweet and tart balsamic caramelized onions and you can never go wrong with plenty of melted cheese!

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
The assembly.

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
I added some parmesan to the patties for even more flavour!

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
Now that's a tasty mouthful!

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
I used oil packed sun-dried tomatoes and the oil on them helps keep these turkey burgers nice and moist and juicy!

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Sundried Tomato Caprese Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Servings: 4

Juicy sundried tomato caprese turkey burgers smothered in melted mozzarella and balsamic caramelized onions that are just packed with the flavours of summer!


ingredients
    For the sundried tomato patties:
  • 10 sundried tomatoes
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • For the balsamic caramelized onions:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • For the burgers:
  • 4 ounces pancetta, thinly sliced
  • 4 buns, optionally lightly toasted (gluten free for gluten free)
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 12 basil leaves
directions
    For the sundried tomato patties:
  1. Puree the sundried tomatoes, basil and garlic in a food processor, mix it into the remaining ingredients, form four patties and set aside.
  2. For the balsamic caramelized onions:
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onions and cook, stirring, until they turn a deep golden brown, about 30 minutes, before mixing in the balsamic vinegar, cooking until most of it has disappeared and setting aside.
  4. For the burgers:
  5. Cook the pancetta until crispy and set aside.
  6. Heat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the patties, about 4-5 minutes per side before topping with the mozzarella slices and letting it cook until it starts to melt, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Assemble the sundried tomato burgers in buns with pancetta, avocado, patties, balsamic caramelized onions and basil.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 637, Fat 35.8g (Saturated 10g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 117mg, Sodium 844mg, Carbs 39.6g (Fiber 6.3g, Sugars 7.1g), Protein 44.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

13 comments:

Jenny said...

Yes and Yes!!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Omg, this burger. It's calling my name and I'm running to it!! It looks amazingggg!!

Sara said...

Ooooooooooh. I need this! Looks amazing. :)

Heather Christo said...

WHHAAATTT!? this could not look any more delicious!!

Maria said...

All those caramelized onions are making me drool!

We Are Not Martha said...

This burger is making me so hungry right now.... I love that animated GIF!

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marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

No restaurant burger could ever be this good!!

Carrie Farias said...

Kevin this burger looks fantastic!

Malia Sturgeon said...

Ok you had me at caprese, but then you added avocado and bacon??? I think you just blew my mind!! Love it! Pinned!

Sam @ SugarSpunRun said...

This burger looks seriously incredible! I wish I could reach through my computer and just grab it!

Maureen said...

Wow! This burger looks so yummy and very, I mean very mouthwatering! Is there anything better than this? Everything in here is just perfect!

Kristen @ The Endless Meal said...

This might just be the best looking burger I've ever seen! Pinned!

Mrs GoodLifeXplorer said...

Now that is a burger! I am hungry now. Thanks for sharing!

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