Anyways, moving on from my free advertising for Bareburger, on Friday I also ended up making some pretty great burgers, if I do say so myself. All thanks to the fact that our old roommate left a jar of sundried tomatoes in our fridge when he moved out. Just kidding, but not that much, since I do hate wasting food...they're really beautiful and easy, and good for you, as always:
Sundried Tomato Parmesan Burgers
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey or beef (approx.)
1 cup sundried tomatoes, drained if necessary
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 medium onion, chopped
2 tsp dried basil or a handful of fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp marjoram (optional)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Combine ground meat, onion, tomatoes, and Parmesan in a bowl, and if you have time, cover and let marinade together in the refrigerator for at least half an hour. Remove and form patties of desired size. Place on a grill on high heat for about 15 minutes, or until cooked throughout (or to your liking). You could also bake in a (toaster) oven, which may take a little longer, around 25-30 minutes. Optional: top with additional Parmesan and/ or other toppings to serve. For added flavor, try mixing in some of the drained olive oil from the sundried tomatoes. This may require a little extra Parmesan and will make the mixture a little more moist, but it should all still hold together well. That's it! How easy is that?
You can also make these into amazing meatballs, which I did with the leftover meat I had from the barbecue! So many possibilities...
Also posted to the Tasty Thursdays Roundup, go check it out :-)