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Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger

I have been holding on to this recipe for at least 4 years.  It was highly recommended by my neighbour, Eileen, in Calgary.  I have never eaten ground turkey and even though I trusted her that this would be delicious, it didn't make it to my dinner table until now.

This is a discovery by Oprah at the Mar-a-Lago Resort owned by Trump.  I love being a name dropper.

I would never in a million years have thought to pair Granny Smith apples with ground turkey.  I just love how moist and juicy this is.  I serve it with my homemade apple chutney.  I will be making more chutney this summer just to have with this burger.

This is satisfying without leaving you feeling as though you have over eaten.  I will be adding this to my barbecue menu this summer.

Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burger

Oprah found a new favourite food when she tried this turkey burger at Mar-a-Lage, 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.
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 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons black pepper
2 teaspoons Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce
1 lemon, juiced and grated zest
1/4 cup Major Grey's Chutney, pureed

Saute the scallions, celery and apples in the canola oil until tender.  Let cool.

Place the ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.  Add sauteed items and the remaining ingredients.  Shape into eight 8 - ounce burgers.  Refrigerate for 2 hours.

Season the turkey burger with salt and pepper.  Place on a preheated, lightly oiled grill.  Grill each side for 7 minute until meat is thoroughly cooked.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

Serve with chutney and your favourite toasted bread, pita or hamburger roll.


  1. Killer recipe, Sarah... I just copied it. I love ground turkey and this is a splendid recipe... what great things in it!!! I can see it on the buns I'm making today with a little radicchio and watercress (no homemade apple chutney around my house, drat!)> thanks a bunch.

  2. When I make chicken sausage it has apples in it so they really do make a delicious pairing Sarah.

  3. I have never seen ground turkey here but easy enough to do my self. Really like the sound of this and I have copied it across to my 'to do' list. Thanks for this one Diane

  4. Mmmm....turkey burger. Now that sounds good!
    xo Catherine


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