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Chicken Burger with Black Olives and Caramelized Onions

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Recipe

Although sage is considered a pungent and herby herb, when used in moderation (as it is here) I especially like it: it perfectly balances out the richness of the caramelized onions and the olives.

Yield: MAKES 4 BURGERS

Ingredients

  • 1¼ to 1½ pounds ground chicken or turkey (1 package)
  • ½ cup chopped caramelized onions, plus additional for serving

  • ¼ scant cup finely chopped black kalamata olives
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage leaves (about 5)
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Place the chicken, onions, olives, sage and paprika in a large bowl and, using your hands, mix until the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Place the mixture on a work surface and divide into 4 balls of equal size.

Form each into a patty about ¾ to 1 inch thick, tossing it back and forth between your hands. Handle the patties as little as possible; do not work more than necessary.

Prepare a grill to medium-high. When the coals are glowing red, after 15 to 20 minutes, cover with the grate. After 5 minutes, use a wire brush to thoroughly clean the grate. Brush the grate with oil.

When the coals are covered with pale gray ash and you can leave your hand 5 inches above the fire for 2 to 3 seconds, the coals are ready.

Sprinkle both sides of the burgers with the salt and pepper. Place the burgers on the grate and grill until well seared on both sides, about 5 minutes for medium rare or 6 minutes for medium.

Transfer to buns or a serving platter and serve immediately with additional caramelized onions.

Alternatively, place a cast iron skillet over high heat and when it is hot but not smoking add the burgers to the dry pan. Cook until well seared on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare or 10 to 12 minutes for medium.


© 2008 Sally Sampson
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on using 1 1/4lbs ground chicken and does not include Caramelized Onions or buns. For nutritional information on Caramelized Onions please follow link above.

216kcal (11%)
18mg (2%)
0mg (1%)
16mcg RAE (1%)
752mg
33mg
25g
0g
1g
1g
120mg (40%)
802mg (33%)
3g (17%)
13g (20%)
1mg (8%)
 

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