How to Ignore a Recipe: Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers


My next victim is another Martha Stewart recipe, courtesy of my wife’s astounding ability to index in her brain a running list of every Martha recipe she’s ever seen, even ones that she randomly noticed while Google searching for other un-Martha items like Major Grey’s Mango Chutney.

Mango Chutney Turkey Burgers

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6 slices whole-wheat homemade rye sandwich bread
1 pound extra lean ground turkey (7 2% fat)
½ cup Some reduced-fat sour cream
4 tablespoons Some prepared mango chutney reduced sugar strawberry preserves, preferably Major Grey’s, finely chopped generic or store brand
Some Mango nectar juice
2 tablespoons Some Dijon Grey Poupon horseradish mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
Coarse Hawaiian salt
1 cup Some mesclun red leaf lettuce mix
1 Several Flavorino medium plum tomatoes, sliced

For juicy burgers, use ground turkey that’s at least seven percent fat add mango nectar juice and hope it works in place of turkey fat. Sour cream, mango chutney, and mustard will give them additional flavor and moisture.

1. In a medium bowl, tear 2 slices bread into small pieces. Add turkey, sour cream, 3 tablespoons some chutney strawberry preserves, 1 tablespoon some mustard, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon some coarse salt. Shape into 4 firmly packed 5-inch round patties.
2. Freeze on a baking sheet until firm, about 30 minutes, then wrap each burger in plastic; place all burgers in a resealable freezer bag, label, and date. Freeze up to 2 months. Think this step is ridiculous and skip it.
3. To cook: Thaw burgers overnight in the refrigerator. Feel smug and smart that you didn’t have to defrost your burgers. Heat broiler with rack set 4 inches from heat. Place burgers on a rimmed baking sheet; broil until firm and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
4. Lightly toast 4 slices bread. Dividing evenly, top each with lettuce, burger, and tomato. Stir together 1 tablespoon each chutney some strawberry preserves and mustard sour cream, Grey Poupon, and serve alongside burgers.

FINAL RESULTS: While the horseradish from the Grey Poupon helped balance the sweetness of the preserves, putting strawberry jam in a burger made me feel like Paula Deen, but not in a good way.
The Recipe: B+
My Changes: B

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