Oprah Winfrey fell in love with this turkey burger at Donald Trump’s resort in Florida. After just one bite, I knew why! I couldn’t believe how juicy and flavorful a drab turkey burger could be! My kids go crazy for them, and we love the complexity of flavors.
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely diced
- 2 celery ribs, finely diced
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely diced
- 2 tsp canola oil
- 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey meat
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp hot-pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
- 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tbsp Major Grey’s Chutney
- hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls
Over medium heat, saute the onion, celery, and apple in the canola oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add the spices, Tabasco, lemon juice and zest, and chutney, along with the sauteed onions and apple to the turkey and stir gently to combine. Shape the meat into 6-8 oz. burgers that are about 1 inch thick. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (They need to be really cold to hold their shape.)
Prepare a grill (or indoor grill pan) for cooking over medium-high heat. Lightly oil it just before cooking. Grill the burgers for 5-7 minutes per side or until the meat is thoroughly cooked. Let them sit for 5 minutes before serving. (I like to grill the buns for a few minutes after the burgers are done.)
The burgers are phenomenal with just a little bit of the chutney on top, or you can use the usual trimmings.
Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, teacher, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. She's also on Twitter and Facebook.
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