Sunday, May 25, 2008


Last week Oprah had a few of her favorite things on, one of which was this Turkey Burger. It looked so good So I decided to try it.

Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger
Recipe courtesy of Jeff O'Neill

Oprah found a new favorite food when she tried this turkey burger at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's private club in Palm Beach. "I believe [it] may be the best turkey burger in the entire world," she says. The Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger will be permanently available at the Trump Bar and Grille in Trump Tower in New York City, open to the public for lunch and dinner. It will also be served during lunch in Chicago at Sixteen, the Trump International Hotel restaurant.

1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1/8 cup canola oil
4 pounds ground turkey breast
2 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. black pepper
2 tsp. chipotle Tabasco™
1 lemon, juice and grated zest
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup Major Grey's Chutney, pureed

Sauté the scallions, celery and apples in the canola oil until tender. Let cool.

Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into eight 8-ounce burgers. Refrigerate for 2 hours***.

Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.

***The Chef said not to skip this important step.

I forgot to get apples so I got pears instead, and I did not have scallions, so I used a walla walla sweet onion, and I dont care for celery, so I left it out. I diced the pears and onions and sauteed them together like the recipe said to do, I reached for the turkey burger and had only gotten a pound instead of 4 pounds. So I added everything to the burger and along with the Major Grey Chutney I added the chipotle smoked tabasco sauce and gave it a good mix with my hands. Then I saw where it said to refridgerate for 2 hours, so I said screw it and made meatballs instead. Didnt have noodles but I did have spaghetti. so I cooked up the meatballs and the pasta and then I needed a sauce. Did not want to use a red sauce, so I thought SWEDISH MEATBALLS! I had a 10 year pkg of seasoning that I had used half of looooong ago, and I dumped that into a bowl with 2 cups of milk and stirred it all together. Not enough, SO I added 1/2 of a country gravy mix and a can of evaporated milk. added a dash of nutmeg and stirred that gravy until it was nice and thick. OH MAMA!!! It was sooooo GOOOD!!!! THe next time I do it I will add an egg and some bread crumbs just to hold it together. OH they were good. Much better than those frozen ready packs you can buy. who woulda thought about adding onions and diced pears.

Ya'll need to try it!! Your mouth will be really happy!

1 comment:

Sky said...

i love turkey burgers (we don't eat beef) so this will be a great recipe for us! thanks much for sharing.