Chipotle Apple Turkey Burgers

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Although I don’t get to experience the lovely Northern California grill-outs mid-March like Sara Forte, I have still managed to incorporate her recipes into the cold Virginia winter. While these delicious burgers called for a grill, I cooked them on the stove-top and they turned out great! I am often skeptical of cooking turkey burgers on the grill also because they tend to fall apart.

These burgers are delicious if you like a little spice in your burger. I have never used canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and I think I have found a new fave spice. The recipe only calls for use of one of the peppers, so I am trying to think of where else I can use the sauce and peppers. Chipotle spiced mac ‘n’ cheese? Chili? No idea, but if you are at UVA and want to join forces, I am down to experiment with recipes! This recipe is great for making ahead of time as well. I individually wrapped up the burgers after I formed them and froze them for later. They were a great quick burger for guests a few days later! You need to buy the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook if you haven’t already!!!DSCN0405

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I’m really sorry if this pic grosses you out, but here’s what I did to save them for later! mmm burgers with apple, celery, thyme, onions, garlic, chipotle peppers etc

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DSCN0422english muff + spinach + burger + a bit of agave nectar/mustard

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