Monday, July 14, 2008

Turkey Burger

Recipe adapted from: Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger via
How can one resist making "the best turkey burger in the entire world!" I didn't do the pear chutney the right way and totally forgot the raisins. Doesn't matter how many times I read instructions, I always miss something. We ate this with corn on the cob, carrots/cucumbers with ranch dressing and chips/salsa.

1 package (~1.4lbs) ground turkey
1 stalk green onions (thinly sliced)
1 stalk celery (finely chopped)
1 Granny Smith apple (peeled and diced)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp chiptole tabasco
1 lemon (juice and zest)
1 handful parsley (finely chopped)
1/4 cup chutney (I used mango/pappya)

Saute green onions, celery and apples in vegetable oil until tender. Let cool. Place ground turkey in a large mixing bowl and add sauteed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 burgers. Refrigerate for 2+ hours. Grill and top with pear chutney.

Pear Chutney Ingredients:

1 Anjou pear (peeled and diced)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chutney (I dumped in the rest of the bottle - about 1 cup)
1/4 cup golden raisins

Preheat oven to 350. Toss the diced pears with the cinnamon and salt. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Cool and mix with chutney and raisins.

Sam prefers to eat her food 'dipped, ' so she ate tons of carrots and cucumbers with ranch dressing. And, of course chips and salsa are her favorite. Aunt Michelle snuck in a couple big bits of turkey burger that she ate, so I would call this meal a success. For dessert Sam dipped strawberries in Cool Whip.
Sam did not have the corn on the cob this time around and since Blake doesn't care for it, I may not do it again for awhile. But, here is a picture of Sammie eating corn 'just like mom' a few weeks ago.

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