Turkapple Burgers with Yumback Sauce are turkey burgers with apples, onions, and jalapenos topped with a delicious blueberry ketchup dipping sauce.
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Like Not Ketchup. Erika over at Not Ketchup is always so sweet. She sends a bottle of delicious fruit based sauces for us to cook with. I thought I completed a round robin of flavors; using every flavor she has in recipes over the past year or so, but I can’t locate the fig sauce in my database. Guess I’ll have to participate with Camilla again and see if I can get the last bottle to play with. Or, just order it! LOL
For #TripleSBites I made some delicious Lime Shrimp with Cherry Cocktail Sauce. I also made some Cherry Chipotle Chicken Barbecue Sandwiches, too. For #10DaysofTailgate I made some Slow Cooker @NotKetchup Smoky Date Barbecue Sandwiches.
Though it’s really hard not to make a barbecue sauce with her sauces, I tried to go a different route. This time, I grilled up a burger and made a yumback sauce. “What’s a ‘yumback’ sauce?” you ask? Well, let explain it to you. You see, I was wandering around Pinterest looking for that infamous french fry sauce. You know the one right? It’s mayo and kethcup and some other stuff that people SWEAR by dipping fries in? Yeah? No? Well, head over the Pinterest and see if you can find it. I’ll wait.
See what I mean? It sounds delicious, doesn’t it? I had such fond memories of sitting in Denny’s with State Department offspring watching then eat their fries with mayo. Oh, that’s so Euro!! How cool! They’re so hip. What can I say. I was young and impressionable. And half Canadian so that kind of really did appeal to me taste wise. Yes, I honestly do believe my taste buds are different because I have Canadian genes in me. But that’s another post.
So, I found yum yum sauce, comeback sauce, fry sauce, burger sauce; all kinds of sauces. I wasn’t really finding something I REALLY liked and thought would truly show off the flavors of this blueberry white pepper @NotKetchup. So, I made one. I took bits and pieces of the sauces I saw that I really loved and created a mash-up; yumback sauce. And, I thought, since I have a creative sauce name I should creatively name the burgers. Turkapple = turk for turkey and, well, apple for apple. Duh!
To me, ground turkey can be really dry and, well, bland. So, I had this golden delicious apple in the fridge that was just rolling around in the drawer and I thought it would be a perfect complement to the dry turkey and the sweetness would pair well with the blueberries in the sauce. Then there’s onion in the burgers for some flavor and that would pair well with the onion and garlic in the sauce. And finally, diced jalapeno adds a nice kick that is also in the sauce. So, all in all, it’s a pretty well rounded flavor balance, I think.
The hubs was grilling the burgers for me. You can see the shredded apple and green flecks of jappy, as we call them. Jalapeno for the rest of the world. Since we made sure to oil the grill very well, they didn’t stick at all. He did have some difficulty flipping them as the turkey burgers were a bit softer than we were used to in a grilled burger. But, it wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle with the spatula I got him for Valentine’s Day, I think it was? Some holiday type thing that you give gifts to loved ones on. My brain = sieve remember?
I have to admit, even S was dipping his fries in this sauce. It truly was delicious! I can’t wait to whip up another batch for next time we have burgers and fries. Which was last night, but the sandwiches we had wouldn’t go well with this sauce. they were Tuscan Chicken Hoagies. If you’re lucky, I’ll take pics today and post it later on this month. Then again, maybe not. I’ll just have to see how much I get done today. In any event, it’s a delicious recipe that I will definitely be making again. I’ve made it twice already so….yeah.
Just look at that gorgeous color in that sauce!! It has a slight purplish tint to it from the blueberries in the sauce. And they taste amazing in the sauce!! That slightly sweet flavor with the white pepper kick is just divine!! Now, just grab a french fry from the pic below and just dip it in that delicious sauce. Go ahead! Don’t want a fry? Use your finger! I won’t judge. Trust me. I did the same thing. It’s all I could do to resist licking the bowl clean.
Now, how juicy does that burger look? The flecks of jappy, the apples, the onions all slathered with the yumback sauce. Of course, I can’t resist adding a slice of red onion and some tomato to my burgers. Don’t we all? No? Just me?
Now, we put provolone on these in the picture above and some American on the one in the pic below. These burgers could easily hold up to American, sharp cheddar, or even a Pepper Jack. They just have such a versatile flavor. You might even could do a Swiss? Maybe? Queso fresco? Mozzarella? You name it. Heck, they’re your burgers. Top them with whatever cheese you want!!
I couldn’t resist. I wanted to show you how amazing this sauce looks and truly is so you’ll head over the Erika’s site and order up some Blueberry White Pepper Not Ketchup of your own. Or try one of her other flavors. Or, heck, order them all! Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed. They are fabulous and have such versatile flavors that you could easily make this sauce out of any of her flavors. You can just slather it on a burger, whip up some barbecue sauce, make a meatloaf with it; there are so many things you can do with her Not Ketchup.
I’m drooling. Honestly. Is it lunch time yet? Cause I just want to dive in and take a HUGE bite. Like, Dagwood sized bite of this scrumptious sandwich. And since Erika was so kind as to send some love my way, I’m hoping you’ll return the favor and show her some love. Stop by her site and make sure to check out all the tasty flavors and recipes that are there. Also, be sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instragram, Google +, and Pinterest to keep up to date on all the flavors and recipes using #NotKetchup.
Be sure to see what the other bloggers have cooked up for today in the link up below the recipe and be sure to enter the giveaway to win some of this delicious #NotKetchup sauce! See details and enter here.
- 1 pound extra lean, ground turkey breast
- 1/2 cup shredded Granny Smith apple
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion
- 1 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
Blueberry Yumback Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Blueberry White Pepper Not Ketchup Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 4 slices ripe tomato
- 4 slices thinly sliced red onion
- 4 hamburger buns
- Preheat grill to medium-high.
- Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Form into 4 patties and grill 2 minutes. Turn the patties 45 degrees and grill an additional 2 minutes.
- Carefully turn the patties over and grill 2 minutes, turn 45 degrees, and grill 2 more minutes or until cooked through an no longer pink in the middle. Remove from heat, top with cheese, and allow to rest while you make the sauce.
- Combine the next six ingredients (mayonnaise through white pepper) in a small mixing bowl with a whisk.
- Spread the sauce on the top and bottom of each of the four buns. Place a burger on each bun and top with the tomato and the onion. Serve with french fries and the remaining sauce for dipping your fries because you don't want to waste any of that deliciously yummy yumback sauce.