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Turkey Burger with lettuce on a plate

Mar-a-Lago Turkey Burgers


This recipe makes 8 large burgers.  Feel free to cut in half and make 4 large or 6 smaller burgers. I’ve omitted the lemon quite often and they’re terrific without it, just FYI!


2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
3 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and very finely diced or shredded
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
4 pounds ground turkey breast or 85/15 turkey
2  tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons tabasco sauce
1/2 lemon, zested then juiced
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
1/4 cup Major Grey’s Chutney

3/4 cup mayo
4 tablespoons Major Grey’s Chutney

46 good quality hamburger buns
additional toppings as desired (lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, etc.)


In a saute pan over medium-low heat, sauté the celery, apples, and green onions in butter 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 to firm.

To make burger spread, combine mayo and chutney and whisk until smooth,  Feel free to add more chutney as desired.

Season the turkey burgers with salt and pepper.  Place on preheated, lightly oiled grill.  Grill each side for 7 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  Let sit for 5 minutes.

To serve, toast buns if desired and spread with sauce.  Add toppings as desired like greens, onion and tomato.

Try it with a side of Sweet Potato Fries, or some Grilled Corn on the Cob for a great (and healthy!) summer meal.