Tuesday, August 20, 2013

the best turkey burgers ever with a spicy pickled veggie aoli


the pictures are icky... i was outside cooking turkey burgers and the sky turned black, the sun went away and thunder rocked and shook the house.. so it went from wonderful evening to bbq to duck and cover a monsoon is coming.. so yes my pictures were effected by the lovely weather but not the taste of these amazing burgers.. i have tell you these are by far the best turkey burgers i have ever had.. we are having a bbq over labor day and i intend on serving these burgers as one of the dishes.. i saw this recipe years ago on the oprah show mar-a-lago turkey burger and immediately made them and that was the first time i ever understood what people were talking about when they say they can taste the "layers" of flavor.. as i was preparing them pete saw the major gray chutney.. he gagged and sad your really not putting that in our burgers are you.. i replied with yes and he would love them.. after his second burger i said well did you like them he said yes they were wonderful either that or i was starving and would have eaten anything.. i socked him in the arm and went with the "these are wonderful" compliment.. which they are.. wonderful that is.. i have mentioned before how much i really enjoy the spicy pickled veggies i made recently .. i used them in this recipe greek meatball gyros with spicy pickled veggies as well as these amazing bahn mi pork tacos with spicy pickled veggies.. i can't seem to get enough of them.. my cousin said he was going to make a relish and put them on his burgers so i took it a step further and added it mayo for an aoli.. but i think if you just chopped them up and used them as a relish on burgers and dogs it would be pretty delish as well..


the apples and onions get a little caramelized while grilling.. scrumptious..
 
 
i like to grill my buns and sometimes the edges get a little burned.. which i think is awesome he he :)


turkey burgers

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes
servings: 4 burgers

ingredients:

olive oil
1/2 an apple, finely diced
2 sliced green onions, green and white parts
1 lb. ground turkey
salt and pepper
2 tsp. tobasco
1/2 lemon, juiced and zest
1 tblsp. spicy major grey's chutney

toppings: 

lettuce
tomato
onion
sliced cheese
buns
pam

spicy pickled veggie aoli

1 tblsp. chopped pickled veggies
2 tblsp. light mayo

combine thoroughly and keep in an airtight fridge until ready to use.

directions for the burgers:

in a small skillet  heat two twirls around the pan of olive oil over medium heat.. sauté scallions and apples until tender.. remove from stove and allow to cool.. in a medium mixing bowl add turkey, sautéed veggies, tobasco, lemon juice and zest and major grey's chutney.. combine thoroughly and divide into 4 equal parts and shape into 4 patties.. refrigerate for about 2 hours {this is important they are loose and will fall apart if you don't put them in the fridge..}

season burgers with salt and pepper.. preheat your grill to medium heat.. grill burger about 7 minutes per side or until meat is thoroughly cooked.. add cheese and spray buns with pam and grill until toasted.. remove everything from the grill.. assemble your burgers by adding spicy aoli. lettuce, tomato and onions and serve immediately.. these are the best turkey burgers i have ever had.. you really need to try them!!
 
 
enjoy and get cook'n!! 

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