Monday, June 28, 2010

Mrs. Bear's Spicy Turkey Burger with Cilantro Parsley Pesto

Turkey Burger
1 lb ground turkey
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Cilantro Parsley Pesto
1/2 c Italian parsley
1/2 c cilantro leaves
4 oz pine nuts
1/2 c olive oil (plus extra if dry)
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon crazy salt
1 tablespoon garlic salt

The easiest directions ever:
Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix it up with your clean hands. Form into 3-4 patties. Cook on a grill or in a non-stick skillet. Top with monteray or cheddar cheese.

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. If its too dry, add more olive oil! Top your burger with the pesto OR use the pesto as a spread on the buns.

*The pesto is also tasty on sandwiches, in tacos, or stuffed inside an omelette with monteray jack cheese.


  1. my mouth is watering.
    i LOVE turkey burgers.
    love love love.
    i'm going to add this pesto next time.

  2. oh goodness! I have to have one of those!! Soo soo yummy

  3. Oh my goodness sweet Lord above... You didn't make this recipe up? It looks to good to be true. I'm not joking when i say that I will be stopping by your blog before I make a grocery list! I will come back to tell you how much I love your recipes!

  4. That cilantro parsley pesto looks so fun!