I'm very excited to announce that I have teamed up with Martins Famous Pastry to grill up almost 2000 burgers + sides for the NYCWFF 7th annual Burger Bash presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Rachael Ray. My top-secret burger will be revealed on October 17th. My tasting panel, sworn to secrecy, had an opportunity for first bites on a new fun spin of America's favorite grilled meat sandwiched between a soft potato bun. Delighted to report that they ate every bite with smiles on their faces, giving big thumbs up all around!
Chef George Hirsch Secret Burger for 7th Annual Burger Bash Meanwhile, there's no need to wait until October 17th to light up the grill with one of my other winning burgers.
Chef George Hirsch Ultimate Turkey Burger
George’s Ultimate Turkey Burger
Recipe By Chef George Hirsch | Makes 6-8 burgers
chefgeorgehirsch.com | George Hirsch Living it UP! cookbook
2 pounds lean ground turkey
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons bbq sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
2 jalapeño peppers, grilled for about 3 minutes, seeded and chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Accompaniments: potato rolls, lettuce, sliced tomato and cranberry relish
In a 2-quart mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix with a fork, taking care not to overwork the meat. Divide into 6 or 8 equal portions and form into 3/4 inch thick patties. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place the burgers on a hot grill and cook about 4 inches from the heat source for 2 minutes per side, turning once. Lower the heat slightly and cook for another 7 or 8 minutes, or until done.