Dec 1, 2009

Turkey Burger with Honey Crisp Apple and Cherry Chutney

Farmers Market Recipe:
Turkey Burger with Honey Crisp Apple
and Cherry Chutney

5 Servings

1 pound turkey breast white meat
6 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1 cup small diced Honeycrisp apples
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
5 whole grain wheat buns
2 ounces Apple Cherry Chutney (recipe below)
Partially freeze white turkey breast meat. Grind the turkey in a meat grinder or use a food processor pulsing the meat until it is small chopped. Add olive oil, cilantro and apples to the turkey meat and combine until incorporated. Rest meat mixture for 2 to 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld together. Form into 4-ounce patties and place on medium-hot grill. Cook until internal temperature of 165 degrees. Serve on whole grain wheat bun with 2 ounces of Apple Cherry Chutney.

Apple Cherry Chutney
Makes 2 cups
3 Honeycrisp Apples, cored and chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
4 ounces dried cherries
4 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Combine olive oil and diced yellow onion into a saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until onions are lightly caramelized. Combine the remaining ingredients in saucepan with the onions and cook on a low simmer until the liquid is reduced to a syrup consistency. Allow to cool to a lukewarm temperature for topping the burgers.

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