Adirondack Red Wing Burger
Rach presents this burger recipe inspired by memories of her cheerleading for the Red Wing hockey team from the Adirondacks.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), divided
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 rib celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or chicken
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 4 sandwich-size English muffins, toasted
- 4 deli slices cheddar cheese
- 1/4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 1/4 cup pickle relish
In a small skillet, heat 1 tablespoon EVOO, one turn of the pan, over medium heat. Add the carrot, celery, onion and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Reserve the skillet. Mix the turkey, dill and poultry seasoning into the vegetable mixture; season with salt and pepper. Form into four patties. Wash your hands after handling the raw poultry.
In the reserved skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon EVOO over medium heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until firm, about 12 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the butter to the skillet to melt, then stir in the hot sauce. Add the patties to the sauce, turning to coat. Top each with some of the blue cheese and a cheddar slice. Tent with foil, turn off the heat and let stand until the cheese is melted.
Top each muffin bottom with some lettuce, a patty, some relish and a muffin top.
This is one of many “Yum-o!” recipes – it’s good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael’s nonprofit organization, go to www.yum-o.org.