Tailgatin’ and Slatherin’ Burger Throwdown
Our Original Slather Burger pictured above
Burgers are just about as American as one can get. They have been a grill favorite for over 185 years. Yes, that’s right! Delmonico’s was the first restaurant to offer a Hamburger on their menu. Although the elements of that burger included ground or shredded beef, it was not until the 1880s in Texas that the hamburger as we know it was created and then popularized at the 1904 Worlds Fair. Read more hamburger history.
Hamburgers are hot
In the past three years, hamburgers have become of the most beloved foods to upscale. Today’s hamburgers are being made with grass-fed beef, or bison. Turkey burgers continue to be popular too. And there are tuna burgers and veggie burgers that are much beloved.
According to The Today Show,
“Americans just can’t get enough of the hamburger. At least that’s the conclusion of a new study from Technomic, which found that at least half of the people polled ate a hamburger every week, an increase from the 38 percent who did two years ago.
Which burgers are making the biggest leaps? That would be veggie and hormone-and-antibiotic-free burgers, which have gotten more popular as people worry more about where their beef is coming from. Fast food companies are certainly trying to cash in on people’s newfound love of gourmet burgers.”
Anne Brumbaugh, one of our fans created this heart-healthy recipe for Turkey Burgers that we’d like to share with you.
2 small apples, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 huge stalk celery, finely chopped
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
20 oz ground turkey breast (99% fat free)
8 oz Slatherin’ Sauce, divided (6 and 2 oz.)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sauté apple, onion, celery, and garlic in olive oil until very soft and cooked through. Cool a bit. Add to turkey with 6 oz of the Slatherin’ Sauce and more salt and pepper. Form into 7 burgers. (Why 7? No clue — it just worked out that way. *We love Anne’s sassy sense of humor!*) Grill 5 minutes each side on medium/high heat, or until cooked through. Brush remaining Slatherin Sauce on each side.
175 calories. *Ish. I had one on a whole wheat roll with thin slice lower fat provolone cheese for a total of 350 calories. My spouse had 2 with double cheese and was very happy. Eschew the cheese and go for light bun and save like 75 calories. Fantasize about adding mayo but don’t to stay heart healthy.
Thanks Anne for allowing us to share your creative Turkey Burger recipe.
We invite all y’all (plural for y’all) to post pics of your favorite burger on our Facebook page.
Guidelines can be viewed at Slather Burger Guidelines