Last night felt like summer. The warm gentle breeze, the excitement of the BBQ being turned on, and laughter coming from the nearby houses around us, because it is that time of year again! The sun is out, the windows are open, and our worries about yesterday are not evening trespassing in our current thoughts. I love sharing meals as much as I love sharing recipes. I remember seeing this episode of Oprah when 1 was only learning to walk. I happened to glance at the special guest chef on her show and wrote this recipe down in tyrant speed. I am so grateful recipes can be shared through cyber space, because once the show was done, I had no idea how to make sure I wrote everything down right, until….ding the brilliant idea of looking on the internet sprung forth into my mid-19th century brain. I have made a couple of alterations, but needless to say, this is a no fail burger.
My Favorite Turkey Burgers
Inspired by Oprah’s Favorite Turkey Burgers
1/4 cup scallion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
1-2 organic granny smith apples, peeled and diced
1/8 cup coconut oil
2 lbs ground turkey breast
1 tablespoons salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons Hot Sauce
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup Major Grey chutney, pureed
How To Play:
Sauté the scallions, celery and apples in the coconut oil until tender. Let cool. Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into eight 8-ounce burgers. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Dress and serve with:
Garlic Aioli, cut up avocado, chopped cherry tomatoes, a slice of Provolone, fresh spinach, sliced pickles, and sautéed onions on a fresh open faced Kaiser bun. Nothing goes better with a burger than seasoned potato wedges and Caesar Salad. This summer time dinner is a favorite, and what goes great with a good meal? Great company.