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We live in rural North Carolina where my father in law raises turkeys. Thus we need to find lots of ways to use the meat, and this is one of our favorite recipes. Very flavorful and quite unexpected from turkey.


1 pound ground turkey
1 large egg, beaten
1/3 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup Colavita Green Sicilian Olives, finely chopped
2 teaspoons Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon Colavita Sundried Tomato paste
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Other vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 ciabatta rolls, split horizontally
6 Ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, drained, cut into 1-ounce slices ½ cup Colavita Pepper
and Eggplant Marinated Vegetables


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. To make the patties, combine turkey, egg, bell pepper, mushrooms, olives, mustard, tomato paste, seasoned salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties to fit the rolls. When the grill is ready, (350 to 400 f.) brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, about 5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. During the last few minutes of cooking, place the ciabatta rolls, cut side down, on the outer edges of the grill rack to toast lightly. Top burgers with one slice of Mozzarella cheese and 1 tablespoon pepper and eggplant marinated vegetables;close lid to grill and cook until cheese is melted about 1 minute. To assemble the burgers on each roll bottom, place a patty; add the roll tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers


The pepper and eggplant marinated vegatables really add an unusual topping to the burgers! Quite a nice compliment to the olives and mushrooms.