I love big flavors. B I G. I also really appreciate Mediterranean taste combinations…sometimes I think I was born in the wrong part of the world. I also think I may be the only person in the world who loves canned artichoke hearts as much as I do. Together with the tart punch from the sun-dried tomato and the brininess of the olives, this recipe is a nice departure from the boring old hamburger.
1 package ground turkey breast (99% fat free)
1 jar whole roasted red pepper (I like the jar from Trader Joe’s), chopped small
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
12 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
1/3 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp dried oregano
salt and pepper
1. Chop all veggies and place in a large mixing bowl with ground turkey. Sprinkle with S & P. Mix well by hand (come on, get your hands dirty!).
2. Shape into medium-sized patties (I got about 7–cooked up 5 and froze 2).
3. In a large skillet, heat your fat of choice over medium-high heat. Saute burgers for about 5 minutes per side or thrown on the grill for about the same.