Thursday, June 04, 2009

Talk Turkey to Me

I mentioned earlier this week that we've been eating a lot of turkey burgers lately. Partly because they're so frickin' easy, and partly because Thatmom is amazed by the grill pan. Thatboy is a saint when it comes to my substitution of ground turkey for anything that usually made with ground beef. He does love how creative I get with the flavors and add ins...usually. Here's one that was a miss with him, but I liked it so I'll share. If you like sweet and savory you'll like this too. Thatboy doesn't like fruits with his meats, or so he says.

I picked up so cranberry apple chutney at Trader Joes, and is usual for me, I've been using it for everything. You know those grape jelly meatballs? Well they are just as yummy with cranberry apple chutney instead of grape jelly. It adds a little kick to a turkey sandwich, especially with some mozzarella! I figured since turkey and cranberry are such a natural pair, I would throw it in my turkey burgers! As I've already noted, Thatboy was underwhelmed. I liked the change from a regular old turkey burger. Now you'll have to decide if you like "dem apples" in your burger.

Cranberry Apple Turkey Burgers
  • 2 Tbsp Cranberry Apple Chutney
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 green apple, finely chopped
  • juice and zest from 1/4 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • sprinkle chipotle chili powder
  1. Mix all ingredients in bowl and shape into 2 patties.
  2. Heat grill pan over medium high heat and grill burgers 7 minutes on each side, or until done.


  1. Oh my - this is 10X better than any burger at any burger place. I love the addition of the cranberry flavour.

  2. Yeah I would love that. Thatboy is so wrong. :)

  3. I think I gotta agree with Thatboy - I'm not typically a fan of fruit with my meat. ;)

  4. well, while i'm not going to bookmark this one, i applaud your creativity, as always!