Yes – we are loving blueberries this week! Blueberries in the warm months of summer are always sweeter and so much juicier, aren’t they? For a very unique and tasty spin on both the traditional burger and ketchup, try this fantastic turkey burger made with, you guessed it, blueberries!
Blueberry Turkey Burgers with Blueberry Ketchup
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (optional)*
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 poppy seed hamburger buns
Lettuce and sliced red onion, optional
Blueberry Ketchup (recipe follows)
*Peel away woody outer layer from the bottom portion of the lemongrass stalk; mince inner flesh.
In a large bowl, combine turkey, blueberries, ginger, lemongrass and black pepper; mix well.
Form mixture into 4 patties.
Brush soy sauce on both sides of burgers.
In an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, grill patties until cooked thoroughly, about 4 minutes each side.
Serve on buns with lettuce, sliced red onion and blueberry ketchup.
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pickled ginger (gari) or minced fresh ginger
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, ginger and salt.
Bring to a simmer; cook about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Remove to blender or food processor; whirl until smooth.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
*Recipe and image courtesy of the Blueberry Council.*