Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Paleo Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers

This is an easy recipe for adding flavor to turkey burgers and also using up that jar of mango chutney sitting in your fridge. Perhaps that last bit applies just to me! I bought a jar when I cooked Indian one night, and it's kind of been taking up real estate.

I have to say, though, these burgers were tasty enough to warrant buying chutney just to make them. Yes, chutney has sugar. But considering how much you'll be using here I don't think it will kill you. The kind I buy has no other sketchy ingredients (it's just mango, sugar, salt and spices).

In my former life I always bought the lowest fat ground turkey possible. Tonight's burgers are made with ground turkey thighs, so they already had some fat and flavor. I do find turkey a bit bland when it comes to burgers, though, so this technique helps jazz them up a bit.

I ate mine wrapped in lettuce with a little sliced red onion to garnish. I really like the inclusion of the sauce, but the burgers are very moist and flavorful even on their own.

Paleo Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers

1/2 cup mango chutney, divided
1 tbs. dijon mustard
generous squirt of lime juice
3 minced green onions
large handful of minced cilantro
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine 1/4 cup chutney with mustard and lime juice in a small bowl. Mix with a whisk until blended and set aside.

In a large bowl mix remaining 1/4 cup chutney with the minced onions and cilantro. Add turkey and mix with hands until combined. Season with salt and pepper and form into patties. Cook using desired method until meat is thoroughly done. Serve with a dollop of sauce.

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