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Wednesday, September 03, 2008


I've been on a quest for a Turkey Burger that doesnt taste like highly salted cardboard. I asked a few of my foodie friends and one of them had the platform from which I made the JLO Turkey Burger.


1/4 C Green Onions, finely chopped
1/4 C Celery, finely chopped
2 Granny Smith Apples, finely chopped
1/4 C Parsley, finely chopped
1/4 Cashews, finely chopped
1 LB Ground Turkey Breast
1 T Salt
1 T Black Pepper
2 T Chipotle Tobasco
Zest and Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1/4 C Mango Chutney

Sautee green onions, celery and apples over medium heat until tender. Remove from heat and cool. In a large mixing bowl add turkey, sauteed items and all other ingredients. Mix brirefly then shape into 4 patties. Cover and efrigerate for 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Cook patties on grill or in frying pan for 5-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.


1 Pear, very ripe, peeled, seeded and diced
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/2 t Allspice
1/2 t Black Pepper
1/2 t Chipotle Tobasco
1 t Salt
1 1/2 C Mango Chutney
1/4 Golden Rasins, chopped
1/4 Cashews, chopped

Toss pear in the next five ingredients then bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool. Mix the pear with the other ingredients in a medium sauce pan and cook over low heat until ready to serve burgers.

Plate up on burger and a 1/4 sauce. I did this once with brown rice and another time over an English Muffin - both good.

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Blogger suzy said...

Yum, the nuts and apples sound great! I am going to try these!

10:57 AM

Blogger Jim said...

Let me know what you think Suzy. I think the apples and chutney are what prevent the overly dry turkey burger syndrome.

4:04 PM


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