La Bella Burger: The Most Beautiful Turkey Burger Ever

May 25, 2013

Italy meets the American grill in this scrumptious burger recipe from Deb's Perfect Bite. Her La Bella Burger - a combination of half ground turkey and half turkey sausage - is packed with herbs, mozzarella and pesto sauce then sandwiched between a sourdough roll. Garnish with tomatoes and fresh spinach for a splash of Italian color. Indeed, this is one beautiful burger!

La Bella Burger
Submitted to Foodista from Deb's Perfect Bite

1 pound ground turkey
1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage (usually found in links)
1 egg
1 tablespoon fresh garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped dry oregano
1 cup finely chopped fresh basil (divided – use 1 tbsp for meat mixture)
1 tablespoon finely chopped dry thyme
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 pepper
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella
1 inch sliced red bell pepper (¼ thick)
1 cup spinach leaves (remove stems)
4 sourdough baker’s roll
Pesto Sauce:
finely chopped fresh basil (remaining cup)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts – toasted
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon salt
a pinch of black pepper

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