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It ain’t cool bein’ no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving or “and the pickles…” February 18, 2008

Filed under: food,recipes — Mox. @ 2:40 am
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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Sweet Pickles

-1/2 c. fresh breadcrumbs
-3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
-2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives (I seriously NEVER use chives, especially if I’m already buying green onions aka “scallions” for something else. Just use the green onion tops.)
-2 scallions, finely chopped
-4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (basil around here lately has been looking like crap-I omitted it)
-1 Tbsp. Worcestshire sauce
-2 to 3 tsp. red pepper sauce (for Christmas my mom got me some kickass “Day of the Dead” habanero hot sauce, so I used that)
-1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
-1.5 lbs. ground turkey
-12 sweet pickle slices
-1 tomato, cut into 4 slices
-4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, lightly toasted (oops-forgot the buns! Multi-grain bread stood in for this)
-Mustard and mayonnaise, for serving

1. In a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, chives, scallions, basil, Worcestshire sauce, red pepper sauce, salt, and ground pepper. Add turkey and mix lightly with hands, just until blended. Shape mixture into 4 patties, each about 1″ thick.
2. Meanwhile, build a charcoal fire or preheat a gas grill (I used my George Foreman grill, which worked divinely). Place patties on cooking grate over direct heat. Cook over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes; turn patties with a spatula and continue grilling, 5 to 6 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the side of each burger registers 165F.
3. Layer 3 pickle slices and 1 tomato slice on the bottom of each bun. Top each with a burger and the other half of the bun. Serve with mustard and mayonnaise.

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Oh my god these were good! Seriously, I’m hungry again just thinking about them. In my George Foreman grill book it says to cook this for 6 minutes total but I cooked them just under 6 minutes for each side. I toasted each bread slice lightly and spread a very thin layer of mayo on each side.  The naked burger patty™ leftover I had in my bento for lunch the next day was equally delicious. Perfection!

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