Hello all welcome to Labor Day weekend! I thought I would give you a different option today. Tomorrow I will be making BBQ Turkey Burgers with a homemade BBQ sauce. The sauce is easy to make and I bet you have all the ingredients in the pantry. I’m going to pair this with a Summer Melon Salsa. Both of these recipes will take no time at all, you can make the BBQ sauce a day ahead of time, and the Melon Salsa the morning of the cook out. Have a great weekend everyone.
BBQ Turkey Burgers with Melon Salsa
Worcestershire sauce- ¾ cup
Ketchup- ¾ cup
Soy sauce- 5 tablespoons
Garlic- 1 ½ tablespoons (fresh, minced)
Chili powder- 2 teaspoons
Cumin- 2 teaspoons
Tabasco- ½ teaspoon
White pepper- 2 teaspoons
Brown sugar 2 tablespoons
Turkey- 3 pounds (ground)
Onion- ¼ cup
Bread crumbs- ¼ cup
Salt & Pepper- to taste
Tomato- 1 (Large, sliced)
Head lettuce- 1 (shredded)
Pretzel Rolls- 6 (If you can’t find Pretzel Rolls use your favorite)
Method to the Madness
1)In a medium sauce pan add the Worcestershire, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, chili powder, cumin, Tabasco, white pepper, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour and whisk until smooth. Set aside and refrigerate.
2)In a mixing bowl add the turkey, onion, bread crumbs, salt & pepper and ¼ cup of the BBQ sauce combine. Don’t over work, otherwise they could become dry. Portion into 8 ounce patties, and chill until dinner time.
3)Dinner time; heat grill to medium high and add burgers cook for 3-4 minutes and flip, cooking for another 3-4 minutes. Cook until done these can’t be medium rare or medium. Internal temperature should reach 165. Toast rolls on the grill and you’re ready.
4)Top bottom side of roll with the burgers, add a drizzle of BBQ, tomato slices, and shredded lettuce. Feel free to add your favorite cheese. Serve with a side of the Melon Salsa.
Lime juice- ¼ cup
Honey- 1 tablespoon
Jalapeno- 1 (medium diced)
Cilantro- 3 tablespoons (fresh, chopped)
Melon- 4 cups (diced, any combo you like, go for 3 types)
Salt & pepper- to taste
Paprika- 2 teaspoons
Red onion- 3 tablespoons (minced)
1)Combine all ingredients together and chill until dinner time.