Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise

Another great twist on a summer grilling favorite! The add-ins to this turkey meat are excellent and give the meat great moisture! I especially loved the hint of apple taste in the mix-in.
The lemon mayo is great and is also great on turkey sandwiches! Found on Food and Wine this month, and didnt disappoint!


3 tablespoons canola oil
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped Granny Smith apple
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 small canned chipotle in adobo, minced
1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey breast
1 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon chopped thyme
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted-We used  Ezekiel Sprouted Wheat Buns toasted
4 iceberg lettuce leaves
4 tomato slices

In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil. Add the sliced onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden and softened, about 25 minutes. Transfer the onion to a bowl. Wipe out the skillet.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in the skillet. Add the celery, apple and scallions and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and add the chipotle; let cool. Stir in the turkey, parsley, 1 teaspoon of the lemon zest, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Shape the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
In the skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of canola oil. Add the burgers and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until no longer pink inside, 10 minutes. (We grilled ous and they were great!!)
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise with the remaining 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, the lemon juice and chopped thyme and season with salt and pepper. Spread the lemon mayonnaise on the top halves of the buns; set the burgers on the bottom halves and top with the caramelized onions, lettuce and tomato. Close the burgers and serve.


One Comment on “Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise”

  1. Samantha says:

    Sounds amazing!!

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