Hallelujah it’s the weekend!! For some reason this past week just seemed like a train-wreck that wouldn’t end. Something different every day that made me want to pull my hair out. On a happy note, though, I put an offer in on a house this week. It will be my first home-buying experience and I’m excited and nervous all at once. The house is a short sale, so it could be some time before I hear back about whether or not the bank accepts my offer. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Now, let’s talk about this burger. Sweet baby Jesus. I knew from the name and the sound of the sauce that it was going to be good, but I couldn’t have imagined just how good. I mean, the sweetness from the marmalade, the tanginess from the mustard, and the spiciness from the jalapeno were perfectly balanced and went great with the seasonings in the turkey. I chose to put minimal other toppings on the burger so it wouldn’t overwhelm and take away from the sauce. And boy did that sauce shine. It’s another one of those that made me want to eat it on everything. And since it’s the weekend, and it’s summer…you should definitely add this to your backyard barbecue menu…like, now!!
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp ground paprika
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1/4 cup diced jalapeno peppers, with seeds
- 3/4 cup orange marmalade
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp ancho chili powder
- Hamburger or Slider Buns
- Toppings of choice (I used provolone cheese and lettuce)
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, salt and garlic powder. Place the turkey into a larger bowl, pour the seasoning on top and gently mix to combine. Don’t over-mix. Form into 4 regular sized patties or 8 slider sized patties, whichever you prefer, and set aside.
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, warm the vegetable oil. Saute the onions until translucent, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeno peppers and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the marmalade, mustard, black pepper, and chili powder and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.
- Heat another skillet over medium-high heat and add the prepared patties (in batches if necessary). Cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until no longer pink in the center. Toast your burger buns if you like and top with lettuce, cheese, turkey patty, and a spoonful of the glaze. Bon Appetit!