Thursday, August 20, 2015

Feta Lime Turkey Burgers with Fig Onion Jam

4 TBS olive oil

Burger Ingredients:
3 lbs ground turkey
4 ozs feta cheese
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 cup unpacked cilantro leaves
3 TBS brown sugar
1 lime, zested and juiced
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
salt and coarse pepper, to taste

Fig Onion Jam:
1/2 cup red onion, sliced
6 large figs, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 TBS brown sugar
2 TBS butter
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp red crushed pepper, optional
Salt and coarse pepper, to taste

Basil/Tomato Salad:
6-8 large basil leaves
1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
3 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 TBS olive oil
salt and coarse pepper, to taste

1.  In large skillet heat oil on med/high heat.
2.  Add all burger ingredients in medium size bowl.  Fold together until well combined.  Mold into patties.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add to skillet and cook on both sides until done to desired temperature.  (Approx 5-8 mins on each side).  Remove from skillet, cover to keep warm.
3.  In same skillet add red onion, figs and garlic.  Stir.  Cook until onions become soft (approx. 7-9 mins).  Add brown sugar and butter, stir.  Cook until sugar dissolves.  Add vinegar, scraping bottom of skillet to remove and ingredients that might be stuck.  Season with salt and pepper.
4.  Add burgers back to skillet, tossing to cover with juices.
5.  To make salad:  Toss all ingredients in small bowl.  Salad may be made ahead of time.  Refrigerate to keep cold.

Makes approx. 10-12 burgers
Serve on favorite burger buns

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