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Blueberry Turkey Burgers With Blueberry Ketchup

Blueberry-Lemongrass Turkey Burgers With Blueberry Ketchup

Blueberry Turkey Burgers With Blueberry Ketchup

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (optional)*
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 poppy seed hamburger buns
  • Lettuce and sliced red onion, optional
  • Blueberry Ketchup (recipe follows)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, blueberries, ginger, lemongrass and black pepper; mix well.
  2. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Brush soy sauce on both sides of burgers.
  4. In an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, grill patties until cooked thoroughly, about 4 minutes each side.
  5. Serve on buns with lettuce, sliced red onion and blueberry ketchup.

* Peel away woody outer layer from the bottom portion of the lemongrass stalk; mince inner flesh.

Quick notes:

Yield: 4 portions

Blueberry Ketchup

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pickled ginger (gari) or minced fresh ginger

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, ginger and salt.
  2. Bring to a simmer; cook about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Remove to blender or food processor; whirl until smooth.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

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