Awhile back I had an Elk burger from Square 1 Burgers that was absolutely delicious. I can’t remember exactly what was in that burger (All I recall is elk, cheese, and jam. Maybe some caramelized onion.) but it definitely inspired what I just created. It sounds weird, I know, but somehow the combo works and in less than 20 minutes (what it took to heat up some sweet potato fries) you have yourself a mouth-watering, did-I-just-inhale-this-yes-I-did, burger.
(For you, Brittney)
Time: 10-20 minutes, depending on the rest of your meal
- 2/3 cup fresh blackberries
- pinch of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon water
- splash of Grand Marnier
- 1 roll (I used a piece of French bread)
- 1 ounce brie (I removed the rind- personal preference)
- 5 ounces ground turkey
- In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, water, and Grand Marnier. Cook over medium heat for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the blackberries as they soften. I don’t see a reason why you can’t use frozen blackberries. Thaw them and add the juice instead of water. They also will take less time to mush.
- Meanwhile, form the turkey into the patty shape of your choice; sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I don’t have a grill, so…) Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the patty. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until done (165° minimum).
- While the turkey is cooking AND you’re keeping an eye on the compote, cut brie into thin slices and place on one half of the roll. Stick in a 425° oven (perfect for reheating some french fries, as well) for 3-4 minutes until brie is melted.
- To assemble, spoon blackberry compote over the toasted brie. Place the turkey burger on top. Follow with the bottom half of the roll. Flip over. Put in mouth.