It’s definitely BBQ season, which means that cooking lean meats can be healthy and fun. Here is Oprah’s “MUST HAVE” turkey burgers.
When Oprah spent a weekend at Mar-a-Lago to celebrate Maya Angelou’s 80th birthday, she got a taste of her first summer must-have. “I had what I believe may be the best turkey burger in the entire world,” she says. “Before I left, I tracked the chef down to make him tell me what was in it, but Donald Trump said no.”Unwilling to release the secret recipe without top-notch security, Donald’s come to the Oprah Showto deliver it himself! He’s joined by Mar-a-Lago’s executive chef, Jeff O’Neill, who is finally revealing how to make his mouthwatering burger. The secret ingredients? Green apples and chutney. “I couldn’t figure it out,” Oprah says. “I’m eating the thing, and it’s so moist, and there’s a sweetness to it that I’ve never had. Apples and chutney inside the burger. It’s unbelievable!”
Oprah found a new favorite food when she tried this turkey burger at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach. “I believe [it] may be the best turkey burger in the entire world,” she says. The Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger will be permanently available at the Trump Bar and Grille in Trump Tower in New York City, open to the public for lunch and dinner. It will also be served during lunch in Chicago at Sixteen, the Trump International Hotel restaurant.INGREDIENTS
- 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
- 1/8 cup canola oil
- 4 pounds ground turkey breast
- 2 Tbsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. black pepper
- 2 tsp. chipotle Tabasco™
- 1 lemon, juice and grated zest
- 1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Major Grey’s Chutney, pureed
Sauté the scallions, celery and apples in the canola oil until tender. Let cool.
Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl. Add sautéed items and the remaining ingredients. Shape into eight 8-ounce burgers. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill. Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Serve with a side of Mar-a-Lago Pear Chutney and your favorite toasted bread, pita or hamburger roll.
Mar -a -Lago Pear Chutney
This pear chutney topping is the key to giving the Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger that extra zing.
- 1 Anjou pear, peeled and diced
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups Major Grey’s Chutney
- 1/4 cup dried currants or raisins
Preheat oven to 350°.
Toss the diced pears with the cinnamon and salt. Bake on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
Cool and mix with the chutney and currants or raisins (credit)
So, this recipe might not be the easiest thing for you to make on a regular basis (hence the chef). However, I bet it’s worth all the time and effort if Oprah “just had to have” the recipe! If you are trying to make it even healthier, then find the leanest turkey possible and add a whole wheat bun.