After 16 weeks of providing individual, secret ingredients through the summer of 2010, they all accumulate to this fun and tasty turkey burger recipe.  Hope you played along for the contest but in the meantime, let’s make some burgers!

2-3 lbs             JD Farms ground turkey
¼ cup              Shallot/onion
1 TS                  Sisters Secret Fragrant Chili
1 TB                  Honey
2 cloves           Garlic – crushed
1                       Apple – grated (Gala, Granny Smith or Pink Lady)
1 TS                 Pepper
2 TS                Salt
1 TB                Oregano
House of Q Apple Butter or Sugar & Spice BBQ Sauce
½ lb                 Bacon – pan cooked till just crisp
Jarlsberg Cheese (slices or grated)
Iceberg lettuce (shred or leaves)

Fresh baked buns

In a stainless steel bowl, place the ground turkey, shallots or onion, Sisters Secret Fragrant Chili, honey, garlic, apple, oregano, salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.  Portion the mixed meat into equal portions and then form into burger patties.  Set onto a lined baking sheet or a clean cutting board. Once all of the meat has been formed, place the burgers in the refrigerator for minimum one hour or the freezer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare your grill for medium heat direct grilling.  Clean the grates and coat with canola oil.  Sear the burgers on one side until charred and firm then turn over.  Once turned over, brush the done side with Apple Butter bbq sauce (or Sugar & Spice for a spicier burger).  Close the lid and cook until the burgers reach 165 F.  Remove from the grill.

Place on a fresh baked bun the mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce and Jarlsberg cheese then of course the turkey burger. Serve with more bbq sauce on the side.

By House of Q – Global TV Recipes 2010

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