Today’s recipe is a famous one.
Christy said that this burger “was definitely going to have to replace (her regular turkey burger recipe)”.
I mean with reviews like these they had to be killer right???
Well, unfortunately not so much…….
Maybe because of all the hype. Or because of the fact I couldn’t find the ‘secret ingredient’ (Major Grey’s Chutney) at my local grocery store. These were just ‘eh’. Just alright.
Eric loved them and thought they tasted good and loved the extra spice, but we both thought that my regular turkey burgers that I make (on an almost weekly bases), are way better. In fact *those* (more simple) turkey burgers have been declared “the best ever” by nearly every dinner/party guest I have ever served them to!
So I am glad I made the famous “Donald Trump Turkey Burger” (aka Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burgers) to see what all the hype was about and to get it out of my system, but I think from here on out I’ll stick to my tried and true turkey burgers!
Notes: Since I could not find Major Grey’s Chutney I substituted apricot preserves. Also my burgers would not hold together so I had to add some bread crumbs (no binding agents, ie: egg, bread crumbs were listed in the original recipe). The original recipe was for 4 pounds of meat (I guess if you are serving an army you need that much) so the version below is reduced down.
Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burgers Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Serves 8
½ medium onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, finely chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced finely
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 pounds lean ground turkey
1/2 tablespoon season salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 lemon, juiced and zested
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
½ cup bread crumbs
¼ cup apricot preserves
Buns, lettuce, tomato, additional apricot preserves; for serving
Sauté the onions, celery and apples in the canola oil until very tender. Let cool.
Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into eight 5-ounce burgers.
Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.