Thursday, August 9, 2012

Recipe Review: Turkey Burgers with Peaches and Blueberries

When I found this recipe a few weeks ago on the blog My Favorite Things I thought it looked good and knew I wanted to make it, but I had a really hard time remembering to buy peaches.  Crazy right since peaches are so delicious!  I finally remembered and boy am I glad I did!  This was so yummy :)

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I made the burgers this afternoon, individually wrapped them in foil and then popped them in the freezer for a couple hours to help them keep shape.  The turkey did not stick together very well with the peach pieces, but after a few hours in the freezer an then and hour in the fridge they were the perfect shape.  Makes me think this would be a great make ahead meal!

As far as taste goes, it was really a great combination of sweet, spicy and salty.  I chose not to serve these with any bread (the recipe calls for serving with garlic toast) so I added .5tsp garlic salt to my peach-blueberry mix and it was perfect!

Overall this was a delicious recipe, so easy to make and will definitely be making its way into our rotation, so long as I remember to buy the peaches!

Turkey Burgers with Peaches and Blueberries

4 small peaches

1 pound ground turkey

4 slices Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup blueberries

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic salt

Finely chop one of the peaches
Place ground turkey, chopped peach, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix by hand. Shape turkey mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties (if necessary, dampen hands first). 
Grill on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until no pink remains (165 degrees F). Add cheese; cover and cook 1 minute more.*
Meanwhile, coarsely chop remaining peaches. In a large skillet combine peaches, blueberries, garlic salt and chili powder. 
Cook peach mixture stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through and juices are beginning to form.

Top turkey burger withsome of the peach mixture and serve.

*Due to rain we had to cook these on a grill pan inside and it took a bit longer, about 10 minutes per side.
**You can adjust the chili powder, garlic salt, salt and pepper to your tastes
***Original recipe called for topping with fresh mint, but I didn't use it so I left it out of th recipe.

Happy Eating! :)


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