Tassa's Turkey Cornucopia Burger with Paprika Aioli
- Paprika Aioli:
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Hungarian hot paprika
- Turkey Cornucopia Burger:
- 1/2 pound ground dark meat turkey
- 1/2 pound ground white meat turkey
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 3 heaping tablespoons grated Parmesan
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon Hungarian hot paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried habanero powder
- 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
- Pinch salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 large egg
- Olive oil, as needed
- 4 slices provolone
- 4 organic onion buns
- 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
- 1 tomato, sliced
- Alfalfa sprouts, as needed
Chefs Note: All the ingredients should be purchased organic when possible.
Aioli: Combine the mayonnaise, mustard and paprika in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
Combine the ground turkey, onion, carrot, bell pepper, Parmesan and all of the seasonings in a large bowl. Lightly whisk the egg separately and then fold it in to the meat mixture. Form the turkey into patties. Lightly brush grill grates with olive oil, then arrange the patties on the grill and firmly close the grills lid. Cook while making sure the patties obtain grill marks, about 6 to 8 minutes. Gently flip each burger over and continue grilling. Add the provolone after 3 minutes and shut the lid once more to melt the cheese, an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the patties from heat and keep them warm by casually tenting them in foil. Reduce the grills heat to medium, add another brush of olive oil and arrange the buns on grill, toasting them until they are heated through and slightly crispy, about 2 minutes. Assemble the burgers by spreading the Paprika Aioli onto the bottom halves of the buns, and topping it with the meat patties. Garnish with a slice of avocado, a slice of tomato and a helping of alfalfa sprouts. Cover with the bun tops and enjoy!
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Recipe courtesy Tassa Hampton