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Friday, January 14, 2011

Foodie Friday: Burger and Beer!

Hooray, it's Friday!  This is probably the only day in the week when I "feel" it's okay for me to drink a little alcohol.  Beer or red wine - my poison.

This week, it will be beer since I had red wine last week.  I will have it for dinner and I'm pairing it with a healthier alternative to the greasy beef burger.  At least I'm making one healthy choice tonight!  Ha!  But trust me on this one... it. is. YUMMMMEHHH!  It's the mango chutney that give it that extra oomph!  Like there's a party in your mouth.

Turkey Burger w/ Mango Chutney

turkey burger with mango chutney and fat tireIngredients
1 16- to 20-inch-long baguette or whole wheat burger buns preferably whole-grain

1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds, divided

1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey

4 tablespoons mango chutney (see Tips), divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded romaine lettuce

• Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high.

• For baguettes, cut it into 4 equal lengths. Split each piece horizontally and pull out about half of the soft bread from each side.

• Finely chop enough onion rounds to equal 1/3 cup. Combine the chopped onion with turkey, 1 tablespoon chutney and salt in a medium bowl; gently mix with your hands until well combined. Form into 4 burgers, about 1/2 inch thick and oval-shaped to match the shape of the bread. *round if using burger buns.

• Oil the grill rack (see Tips) or grill pan. Grill the remaining onion rounds until softened and blackened in spots, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Grill the burgers until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill the bread, cut-side down, until just beginning to char on the edges, about 2 minutes.

• To assemble sandwiches, spread the remaining mango chutney on the bottom pieces of baguette. Top with a turkey burger, grilled onion and lettuce. Cover with the remaining bread.

mango chutney
Tips & Notes
• Look for prepared mango chutney—a sweet, tangy and spicy condiment—near other Indian ingredients in the international aisle at most supermarkets.
• To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
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Enjoy!  Oops but first, a tempo run! =) 
Happy Friday everyone!

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  1. YUM. I am a huge chutney fan and I love ground turkey, so this sounds right up my alley.

  2. The burger recipe with the chutney looks good

  3. YUM....I had a chicken burg last night - first kind of burger in ages and it was awesome. I too had it post tempo run. :)

  4. Sounds like a good plan to me!! Have a great weekend.

  5. i definitely could go for a burger and beer right now. TGIF!!

  6. LOOOOOOOOVE me some Fat Tire!!!!

  7. burger and beer sounds awesome. but yeah, need to work hard with the weekdays to really deserve the treat.

  8. Great blog! I'm glad I found it. Healthy lifestyles are so important to us. I've been trying to figure that out while being disabled. Just through changing the way I eat and what I eat I've been able to shave off 8 lbs. I'm looking forward to stopping back and following you.

  9. Ive tried turkey burger of all sorts and thought it less desirable, I just stick to singles at Wendy's, they are my favorite. If Im to have a burger, I don't think about calories or fat grams. I enjoy every little one of those suckers. That is my poison, but it doesn't kill me so I guess it's ok. As far as beer goes, I will buy one case of San Miguel once a year. It usually just sites in the fridge all year as I only have a beer once or twice a year. A tempo run sounds brilliant. Go for it!

  10. @Ross
    Thanks for stopping by! =)
    @Kenley Oh dear, I remember the time when I could finish a case on my own in 3 days. Hahaha!


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