These Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers are super moist and flavorful on their own, and are even more scrumptious with the addition of a Lemon-Green Onion Sauce!

White platter with two Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers and Lemon-Green Onion Sauce

Grilling season is upon us, so I have burgers on the mind. While I love a traditional ground beef burger from time to time, I also like to experiment with making burgers with ground turkey. Plain ground turkey with nothing added can produce a bland and dry burger – but it also makes a great blank canvas on which to create!

I like adding chopped mushrooms to my turkey burgers because they add both flavor and moisture. But, one day we were at our mountain home and I had no mushrooms – and didn’t feeling like making the 20 minute trek to the nearest grocery store. But, I did have a jar of sundried tomatoes packed in oil. So, I decided to use those in place of mushrooms, and started building from there with other ingredients I had on hand, that I thought would pair well with both the tomatoes as well as the turkey (shallots, basil, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce). These Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers are the result, and they are the bomb! Robert loves them (and I do, too!).

White platter with Sundried Tomato Turkey Burger and Lemon-Green Onion Sauce on a pretzel bun

 

While these burgers are super delicious simply served on a bun with lettuce, tomato and red onion, they are even MORE scrumptious if you add on this fresh and tangy Lemon-Green Onion Sauce, that takes just a few minutes to prepare.

Note: In terms of a bun, I recommend Brioche or pretzel (pictured). I have found both at Whole Foods, City Market and King Soopers (part of Kroger).

Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers

white platter with two Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers with Lemon-Green Onion Sauce

These Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers are super moist and flavorful on their own, and are even more scrumptious with the addition of a Lemon-Green Onion Sauce!

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main dish, poultry, grilling, camping, easy entertaining
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Ingredients

Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers

1/2 cup chopped shallots (around 1 large)

1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sundried tomatoes (around 2 to 3 ounces)

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs

1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried)

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 large egg, beaten

1 pound ground turkey

Kosher salt, to taste

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Vegetable or canola oil, for grilling

Lemon-Green Onion Sauce

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup chopped green onion (white, light green and some of the dark green portion)

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Kosher salt, to taste

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

For Serving

6 hamburger buns – I prefer pretzel or brioche

Lettuce leaves

Sliced fresh tomatoes

Sliced red onion

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the shallots, sundried tomatoes, garlic, breadcrumbs, mustard, basil, Worcestershire sauce and beaten egg. Using your hands, blend in ground turkey until well mixed. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form turkey mixture into 6 patties around 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. While the burgers are resting in the refrigerator, make the Lemon-Green Onion Sauce: in a small mixing bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, green onion, lemon zest and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. Preheat grill on high.
  5. Once hot, reduce grill heat to medium and carefully oil grill grates.
  6. Grill turkey patties for 5 minutes; flip and continue cooking until an instant read thermometer inserted in the middle reached 165 degrees, around 3 more minutes.
  7. Serve immediately on hamburger buns with Lemon-Green Onion Sauce, lettuce, sliced tomato and sliced red onion.

Notes

Make ahead: Burgers can be prepared but not grilled earlier in the day, covered and refrigerated. Lemon-Green Onion Sauce can be prepared up to 2 days in advance, covered and refrigerated.

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2 Responses to “Sundried Tomato Turkey Burgers”

  1. Margaret Bathgate

    I couldn’t find shallots so I chopped up 1/2 cup of green onions very finely. I also used plain yogurt instead of sour cream. My local store did not have pretzel buns but the nice sesame ones I bought worked out great. The sauce is very good with the burgers. I would not skip that.
    This is a delicious recipe! I was very pleased with the results and will definitely make it again!

    Reply
    • Lee Roper

      Thanks Margaret! I love when people personalize my recipes, based on their tastes and/or what ingredients they have available. Your changes sound yummy.

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