Wednesday, August 17, 2011

take my word for it wednesday..mar-a-lago turkey burgers

ok these burgers are the best turkey burgers i've ever had.. they are one of the first foods i've ever eaten and realized what all the foodie's mean when you taste the layers of flavors.. you can actually taste each flavor.. its amazing.. i simply love these.. now i will give you the recipe as written and on the side tell you my changes ect.. cause of course even something this good needs to be tweaked to yours and your family's liking.. now i've been making these for years and still consider it one of my favorite go to burger recipes..

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings: approx. 8 burgers

ingredients:

1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery (i did this the first time but the 100 time since i have omitted this ingredient)
3 granny smith apples, peeled and diced (i did this the time and jake didn't like the "chunks" of apple so the next time and since then i used my mini processor and chopped it that way so there were no "chunks")
1/8 cup of canola oil (i used olive oil)
4 lbs. ground turkey breast (i used ground turkey not the breasts)
2 tbsp.salt
1 tbsp. pepper
2 tsp. tobasco chipolte pepper sauce
1 lemon, juiced and zest grated
1/2 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup major greys chutney, pureed (i used the spicy one..)
8 hamburger buns

directions:

saute the scallions, celery and apple in oil until tender.  remove from heat and allow to cool.  place ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.  add sauteed vegies and the remaining ingredients.  shape into 8 eight ounce burgers.  refrigerate for 2 hours. (important step they will fall apart if you don't.. actually i put in the freezer while i get the condiments ready and side dishes and the grill heats up..)  season burgers with salt and pepper.  place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill.  grill each side for approx. 7 minutes until meat is cooked thoroughly.  let sit for 5 minutes. while it's sitting brush your bun with a little olive oil and toast on the grill.. i serve it with swiss or pepper jack cheese, spicy mayo, lettuce, tomato and onion.. and as a side dish spicy sweet potato fries..

spicy sweet potato fries

prep time: 15
cooking time: 30 minutes
servings: approx. 4

ingredients:

4 sweet potatoes, cut into shoe string fries
1/4 of a cup of cooking oil
2 tsp. chipolte powder *more if you like more heat*
2 tsp. smokey paprika

preheat your oven to 400 degrees (f) mix oil and spices in a bowl add cut fries and toss.. spread out on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment or foil.. make sure none are overlaping.. cook for 15 minutes then take them out and kinda move them around with a spatula.. basically turn them over and cook another 15 mintes or until done..

spicy mayo

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons heinz ketchup
2 teaspoon chipolte tobasco
2 teaspoon smokey paprika
1 teaspoon splenda
1 teaspoon liquid smoke 

Mix all ingredients well and refridgerate any left overs..

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