Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Apple Turkey Burgers
Anna Elise made Apple Turkey burgers at Achievement days a while back. A friend of mine made them recently and I decided it was time we gave them a try. However, I couldn't find the recipe that Anna brought home, so I looked at several recipes on-line and came up with a recipe of my own. Our whole family really like these.
1.75 pounds ground turkey
1 apple finely diced
3 TBL finely diced onion
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste
Make patties and grill or broil until done. Add cheddar cheese and melt.
Serve on buns with Sweet Chili Sauce.
I discovered that I had about a tsp of Sweet Chili sauce in the bottom of my last bottle. So I quickly looked up several sweet chili recipes online and came up with a homemade sauce that tastes pretty good - almost exactly the same as our bottled sauce!
We made small patties and served them on rolls, my kids like 'sliders'.
Sweet Chili Sauce
1/2 cup vinegar (white, rice or apple will work)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp. white sugar
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp. fish sauce (this could probably be optional)
3 cloves garlic, minced or 3/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 Tbsp. dried crushed chili (or less if you don't want it so spicey)
1+1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 3 Tbsp. cold water
Place all ingredients, except the cornstarch/water mixture, in a sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and let boil for 10 minutes, or until reduced by half. Reduce heat to low and add the cornstarch-water mixture. Stir to incorporate and continue stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens.