Summer, and turkey burgers.




That's really all I have to say. Well, except this: Add these turkey burgers to your summer grilling menu. Seriously. They are juicy, and flavorful, and even Murdo said he liked them, and he's one of those "Give me beef or give me death" kind of guys. We ate them last weekend in Michigan, when cool weather and rain forced us indoors, and Monday brought sunny blue skies and a quick boat ride and a slight sun burn, and summer finally, finally said hello.

Happy Summer, folks!

Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burgers (from
Laurie, my sister-in-law, got this recipe from her mother-in-law, and starting making them last summer in Michigan, and hasn't really stopped. Thanks for the recipe, Laurie!

1/8 cup canola oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
2-3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
4 pounds ground turkey breast
2 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. black pepper
2 tsp. Tabasco® chipotle pepper sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup Major Grey's Chutney, pureed

Heat canola oil in a large skillet, and saute the garlic, green onions, celery and apples until tender. Transfer to a plate or bowl and let cool.

In a large mixing bowl, add ground turkey, sauteed items and remaining ingredients. Using hands, mix until well combined. Shape into eight 8-ounce burgers. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Makes 8 yummy burgers.


  1. Helloooo, summer! You know how to do it up right, J. I love this Happy Jack Eats place. I really do.

  2. Sigh, summer hasn't yet made its appearance in the Bay Area, but when it does, I will surely be trying these. I am so intrigued that there are apples in the patty!

  3. Ah, ditto to what Jess said. So beautiful. I think my favorite shot is the one of all the frying eggs. Love the outdoor skillet! And now I want a fried egg.

  4. Yum! Red Stripe and cornhole-oh yes. The turkey burgers sound fantastic!

  5. Those fried eggs! That bacon. Plus burgers and beer? Well that makes for a perfect summer in my book. I've made turkey burgers with shredded apples before but not like this. Bookmarked for a day at the grill. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Jess - thanks always for your sweet comment! And yes, hello summer!

    Liren - The apples help keep the turkey burgers moist and juicy! I hope warm weather hits your area soon. :)

    Shanna - I always want a fried egg. :)

    Nicole - Beer and bags. Screams summer!

    Stephanie - Let me know how you like them if you try them!


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