Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Grilled Basil and Tomato Turkey Burgers Recipe

May 24, 2013

Grilled Basil and Tomato Turkey Burgers Recipe

Basil, tomato and garlic are one of my favorite flavor combos. These 3 ingredients are used in alot of the recipes I cook, so I knew they would be fantastic added into a burger!

I prefer using ground turkey for burgers, over ground beef. The addition of the basil, diced tomatoes and garlic was phenomenal. It was one of the MOST flavorful burgers I've ever eaten and I will most definitely prepare them again. They were juicy and all I topped it with was a light smear of mayo. Delish!

This recipe was created using ingredients from Del Monte!

Thanks to my sister, Shannon for taking the photo in this post. You can visit her blog Speaking in Plain Shamish here!

Grilled Basil and Tomato Turkey Burgers (print recipe)

What you need:
2 pounds ground turkey
1- 14.5 ounce can Del Monte diced tomatoes
1/3 cup fresh basil, minced
6 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper, as desired
hamburger buns

Drain diced tomatoes in a strainer. Make sure to squeeze any excess juice from the tomatoes, while straining.

In a bowl, combine ground turkey, drained tomatoes, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Shape into 6-8 burger patties, depending on what size burger you prefer.

Let the burgers set for 15-20 minutes while preparing the grill.

When the grill is ready, place burgers on the grill. Cook for 20 minutes, flipping once, halfway through.

Serve topped with mayo, or your favorite burger sauce.

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  1. This sounds great - love the flavor combo! Since I now live where I can pretty much grill in fantastic weather year round, I had to pin this :) You can never have to many great burger recipes!

  2. Pinned this one as well! Not a huge Turkey lover so I might sub it with Chicken :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party, Sheena!

  3. These burgers sound really delicious and easy too! Great for a busy weekend recipe!

    Thanks for linking this recipe up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I can't wait to see what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at

  4. We grow our own Basil and I can't wait to try this tasty burger. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Never had a turkey burger either! Thanks for posting on Tried and True recipes:

  6. This sounds so good. I’d love it if you would bring this over to my Saturday Spotlight party to share. Hope to see you there!

    Angels Homestead

  7. The flavor in this burger was so amazing!! I can't wait to make them again!!

  8. I like it. Particularly because turkey burgers need something. I can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend. Best wishes for tasty dishes this week.


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