Monday, July 15, 2013

Apricot Turkey Burgers

I used to just take pictures of food whenever I was proud of anything that I made, just to be able to look back on it later and remember what and how I made it. This was before I realized how great it could be to actually write some of this stuff down and potentially share it with people...genius right?? So anyways, I made these burgers on the Fourth of July but I can assure you (and hopefully some of my friends who tried them could too) that they would be just as delicious on any other day of the year! I am eyeballing the amounts for the recipe because I ended up splitting the ground turkey I had and making other burger variations, so when you are making these use your best judgement! I'm pretty sure you really can't go wrong either way.

Apricot Turkey Burgers

Apricot Turkey Burgers
Makes about 6 patties, depending on size preferred (I made mine smaller to share)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed or almond flour
  • 15-20 dried apricots, chopped to bits
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 tbsp Italian blend seasoning (or a mix of oregano and basil will do the trick)
  • 1 tbsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper or lemon pepper
  • Goat cheese or Parmesan cheese or any cheese to top (optional)

Directions

Combine everything in a bowl, working through the mixture with your hands to make sure that all ingredients bind together. Form patties of your choice and stick on a well heated grill. You probably know the rest, but just make sure the sides are brown and the patty is well cooked throughout before serving. With this particular recipe, the more grilled the burgers are, the sweeter and meltier and more pronounced the apricots get...absolutely amazing, but don't take my word for it! I prefer my burgers without a bun, and the taste of this patty by itself on a bed of spinach was enough for me, but I'm sure these would be delicious with anything. The next time I make these, I'm thinking I will try them with goat cheese!

Apricot Turkey Burgers
Apricot Turkey Burgers
Apricot Turkey Burgers

I invite you to take special note of the background on this last picture...kind of screams college, but I wouldn't have it any other way :-)

So, what did you guys have on the Fourth? Let's reminisce and let me know, I would love to hear it. Even if it was sinful because I know I just about drank my body weight in beer...

1 comment:

  1. gabi cinkova did a phenomenol job! the recipes are mouthwatering and really healthy and the tips on personal growth and a positive and a balanced life are just great!

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