Turkey Burger with Basil Ricotta

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. Galbani Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey meat
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed Cilantro leaves and fine stems, roughly chopped
  • 3 medium cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Extra-Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 Basil leaves, chopped basil
  • 1 tsp crushed Red pepper flakes
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 1 head of lettuce, roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, gently combine the turkey, salt, pepper, cilantro, and garlic, until just combined. Form into 4 loosely packed patties.
  • Heat the oil in large skillet over medium heat until lightly smoking. Add the patties and cook until browned and crispy, about 6 minutes per side. Let rest.
  • Meanwhile, pour off all but 1 tablespoon of fat from pan. 
  • Over medium heat add shallots to the pan and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook until shallots are softened. Add the tomatoes, stirring often, until tomatoes break down and soften. Season with salt and pepper. Let cool.
  • Prepare ricotta mixture in a small bowl for topping. Mix together ricotta, freshly chopped basil leaves and crushed red pepper.
  • PlaceĀ lettuce on bottom of bun, followed by burger patties, then a dollop of ricotta mixture. Top with bun.