Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Best Turkey Burger EVER!!

I saw these turkey burgers on Oprah last year. They are from Donald Trump's private club, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. I made them last summer, and they were the best turkey burger I have ever had. I wouldn't change a thing! A little bit of work, but well worth the effort! They are on the menu for this weekend. If you get a chance, give them a try!

Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger
Recipe courtesy of Jeff O'Neill

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:Serves 6
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3 Granny Smith apples , peeled and diced
1/8 cup canola oil
4 pounds ground turkey breast
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. black pepper
2 tsp. Tabasco® chipotle pepper sauce
1 lemon , juiced 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.

Pear Chutney

1 Anjour Pear, peeled and diced
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 cups Major Grey's Chutney
1/4 cup raisins

-Toss diced pears in a little bit of cinnamon and salt.
-Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes @ 350.
-Cool and mix with chutney and raisins.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Labor Day. I'm heading to Maryland tomorrow, and will try to keep in touch. Then it is back to work next Wednesday, YEAH!



  1. Good morning Ronda! Love the new look! I am getting itchy to do something new and have started to streamline my look. Love the song too. Sounds like summer to me. :) Have a great week my BF. xoxo

  2. Thanks. Not really much of a look, just slight. Little color change too. I should get more creative!

  3. Sounds tasty Ronda! In answer to your question no the beets didn't stain my hands I immediately washed them and the counter. The color is bright and cheerful!! Thanks for the recipe. xoxo

  4. Ronda, Your blog looks great! This sounds amazing...I may have to give it a try. We lived near Mar-a-lago and ate there many times but I never had this. Guess I missed out!:-)

  5. They sound absolutely mouthwatering. I like the new look too!! I will e mail you soon to see if we can arrange a get together when I am in NJ. Have been so busy getting ready to go and Ron is doing so much better thank goodness!! xoxo

  6. wow I will have to give these a try. You sold me. Have an awesome weekend my friend!!!!!

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