Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Turkey Burgers with Special Sauce

Turkey Burgers with Special Sauce (Adapted from CL)

1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste
16 ounces ground turkey
1/2 cup Special Sauce *see below
4 split whole wheat buns
4 lettuce leaves

Preheat grill

In a large bowl, mix together green onions, orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper and turkey. Shape mixture into 4 even-sized patties. Lightly oil the grill rack. Place them the rack and grill about 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Spread about 2 tablespoons of the sauce on the top half of each bun. Place a lettuce leaf on bottom halves and set the burger on top. Place the top half of the bun on and cut down the middle.

"Special Sauce"

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, green onions, Dijon, honey, orange juice, soy sauce and ginger. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Makes about 3/4 cup

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  1. "Special Sauce" needs its own jingle! Love the simple ingredients!

    BTW have been meaning to say, enjoyed the wedding posts. Your mother's place is beautiful and she worked so hard to create something special for your sister. I'm a Minnesotan too (350 miles further north!) and can't wait to get home for the 4th ...

  2. I'm confused, do you mix in part of the sauce with the meat mixture??

  3. AK - Thanks - she did work very hard! Have fun on your trip back home!

  4. Hi Anon -

    Nope - the 1/2 cup sauce listed in the recipe is just spread on the burgers after being cooked. The sauce recipe makes enough extra to have on hand for dipping or to use on other meats.

  5. Those hamburger buns look really fresh and yummy. Thanks for this recipe, I am going to try and use tofu protein to try and make the burgers (as I am vege) since the sauce looks like heaven.