Free-Range Turkey Burger Good Stuff Spike Mendelsohn

"From the Good Stuff cookbook: I will admit to study my share of women. I mean I am a young, fun chef--how can I not? While I don't understand most of them, one thing has become perfectly clear-- the ladies love turkey burgers. They think traditional burgers result in hours at the gym (not necessarily the case), so they turn to the leaner, less-threatening alternative--turkey. Now, when it comes to women, I aim to please. This turkey burger is so good, it's almost better than e real thing. ...For a variation, try topping this burger with the Cranberry sauce or the Chunky Avocado topping. (see my recipes)"
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6 burgers




  • To make the turkey mixture, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the celery, scallions, and apples and cook, stirring, for 15 to 20 minute Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Put the chipotle peppers and chutney in a blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl with the turkey, celery, mixture, lemon zest, lemon juice, and combine well.
  • For patties, roll 6 5 oz turkey balls and form each ballinto a patty. Arrange on a tray, cover, and refrigerate.
  • Butter and toast buns.
  • Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add just enough oil to cover bottom of pan. After 2 min, reduce heat to medium and place patties in to the skillet. Season patties with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minute Flip, and cook on the other side for 1 minute Place 1 slice cheese on each patty and continue to cook 2 min more for med-rare doneness. cover with a lid or foil for last 30 seconds to melt the cheese.
  • To assemble the burgers, place 1 patty on 1 toasted bun bottom. Top the patty with 1 lettuce leaf, tomato slice, 1 onion slice, and spoonful of your choice of sauce. Covere with bun top. Repeat with remaining -- Wrap sandwiches in wax paper. Let rest 2-3 min and serve.

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