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Stuffed Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

17 Oct

Back in August, I attended the Midwest Produce Show for work. I came across a lot of products I liked and some of the companies I had heard of, but didn’t know they made “ABC” product. Just as I was ready to head back to our booth, I came across one of my favorite things. Sun-Dried tomatoes! And not just any brand of Sun-Dried Tomatoes…my favorite brand, California Sun Dry. I ALWAYS buy them.

I was lucky enough for Loucey from California Sun Dry to sense my enthusiasm. She gave me a bunch of samples and I wasted no time trying all of them. One of my favorite things I made was this burger.

It was delicious! Burger, Good…. and stuffed with Feta Cheese, Great.. aaaand sun-dried Tomatoes & Pesto, AMAZING!

This is not your average turkey burger, so be prepared to love it!

Check out California Sun Dry’s website. They have some great recipes! I highly recommend adding California Sun Dry Smoked Sun-Dried Tomatoes to your guacamole. It tastes like you’ve added bacon! 🙂

Stuffed Feta & Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Feta Cheese crumbles
  • California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Julienne Cut Tomatoes
  • 4 whole wheat buns
  • 1 15 oz. jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • California Sun Dry Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground turkey, onion, parsley, salt & pepper. Make 8 small patties.
  • On 4 of the patties, place feta cheese crumbles and sun-dried Julienne Cut Tomatoes in the middle of each patty.

  • Top the feta & sun-dried tomato patty with plain patty. Be sure to seal around the edges so none of the mixture falls out.

  • On a warm grill, cook the turkey burgers 8 minutes per side. Let the burgers rest a few minutes.
  • Toast the wheat buns and top with roasted red peppers & pesto. Get your turkey burger and dig in!
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Just a quick vegetarian week night meal….

16 Feb

Remember the pesto I made earlier in the week? I promised it would show up again later in the week. So here it is…

Wednesday night for me includes watching Modern Family & Top Chef. This is my routine since I got back from Hawaii. I like it and not much will get in the way of my hot date with my TV.

With that being said, I’m not going to make some exquisite meal which requires more kitchen time than couch time. Quick meals on a night like this are a must…. so I give you Creamy Pesto & Goat Cheese Pasta with Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes.

Quick Meal = Quick Post.

Enjoy!!

Creamy Pesto & Goat Cheese Pasta with Spinach & Sun Dried Tomatoes (recipe serves 2)

  • 1 1/2 cups mini penne pasta, uncooked
  • 2 tbs butter or olive oil
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 cup skim milk, warm
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 tbs goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 tbs sun dried tomatoes, cut julienne
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a pot of boiling water, add uncooked pasta. Cook until al dente. Drain but save 1/2 cup of pasta water. (You may need it later.) Put the drained pasta back in the pot.
  3. In a sauce pan at medium heat, add butter and flour. Stir consistently until the paste has a light blonde color. Slowly stream in warm milk and keep stirring until all of the milk is in the pan. Your sauce will be thick.
  4. Add pesto & goat cheese to the sauce. Taste — add salt & pepper if needed.
  5. In the pasta pot, add spinach, sun dried tomatoes & pesto sauce. Stir and incorporate all ingredients. Add pasta water if the mixture needs to be thinned out. You probably won’t need to add the full 1/2 cup of pasta water; you can be the judge of what the recipe needs.
  6. Pour pasta into the casserole dish. Sprinkle cheese over the pasta. Bake for 10 minutes.