Saturday, February 2, 2008

A turkey burger worth gobbling up....

....get it? The title of the post? Oh I crack me up!

Flipping through my new Rachael Ray "Just in Time" cookbook the other day I was inspired by her New England Chicken Patty Sammies recipe. I gave it a go with the turkey and a few other alterations to the original recipe and wow, what a great burger this was!

I'd like to apologize upfront for my picture. I was obviously too busy drooling over the site of the burgers to really focus on plating it properly with melty cheese hanging all over the plate....nevermind that one of the burger buns is upside down. I've got the bottom bun on top! Oh well, it was worth rushing through the picture taking step so I could down my burger that much faster!

New England Turkey Burger Sammies
(inspired by "Just in Time" by Rachael Ray)

1 package of ground turkey (usually around 1 - 1 1/3 lbs)
Celery salt
Onion Powder
4 tablespoons EVOO
1 small onion thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced
4 rolls of your choice (or go with the English muffin option suggested by RR, I didn't have any on hand)
Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
3 tabelspoons honey mustard

Preheat your broiler.

In bowl, mix turkey with salt, pepper, paprika, and onion powder to your desired taste levels. Form 4 thin patties (I did 3 bigger ones, but you could easily get 4 out of 1 package). Preheat one large and one medium sized skillet over medium-high heat. Add about 2 tablespoons of EVOO, twice around the pan, to each skillet. Place turkey patties in large skillet and cook for 5-8 minutes on each side (or until cooked through).

Slice buns in half, place on cookie sheet and into preheated broiler for about 2-3 minutes or until toasty. Take them out of the oven and put them aside.

Meanwhile, add apples and onions to second skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook until tender about 6-7 minutes.

Place a turkey burger on one half of each toasted roll and top them with some of the apple/onion mixture and then 2 slices of cheese. Spread the other half of the roll generously with honey mustard. Slide baking sheet back into the oven for another 1-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.


javagirlkt's cookin' said...

These look so yummy! (Should I say yum-o, in honor of the Rachael Ray recipe??)

Your blog is great! :) Thanks for stopping by mine. Keep up the good work!

Katerina said...

Hmm.. apples on a burger? Never say never, looks good!