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Only In Boston Burger !

This burger is reminiscent of all things Boston. After all we started the whole Thanksgiving thing! These flavors blend well and are a fun alternative to the same old, same old. The cranberry-mayo topping is wonderful on the turkey burger and the Boston Brown bread reminds us of home. Together this is comfort food in a burger. And no- no baked beans in sight!


Cranberry :
3 /4 cup craisions
2 tablespoons water
1 /2 cup chopped apple
1 /2 cup chopped red onion
1 /2 cup cider vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 /3 cup brown sugar
1 /4 teaspoon salt
1 /4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 /4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 /4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 clove garlic, minced

2 lb freshly ground turkey
1 cup mayonnaise, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 /2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper
1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley
1 tablespoon freshly minced sage
1 teaspoon Bell’s seasoning for poultry
vegetable oil for the grill
2 Boston /New England Brown bread (canned!)
Boston Bibb lettuce


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
To make the chutney place the craisins and the water in a small saucepan. Place on grill set at medium high. Add rest of ingredients and stir. Cook 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally until mixture is almost dry looking. Remove from heat and let set until needed or refrigerate.
To make the patties, combine the turkey, 2 tablespoons of mayo, salt, pepper , the fresh herbs and Bell’s in a large bowl. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties to fit the Boston Brown Bread .
Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and grill until browned on the bottoms, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the patties and continue grilling until done to preference, about 5 minutes longer for medium. During the last few minutes of cooking, slice the brown bread into 12 1/2 inch slices . Brush the bottoms with the melted butter and carefully place the bread, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly. Turn and repeat.
To make the cranberry-mayo topping mix the cranberry with the remaining mayo and blend.
To assemble the burgers place several leaves of the Boston Bibb on the bottom bread, a patty, and a couple of tablespoons of cranberry -mayo. Top with second slice of bread.
Makes 6 burgers


Cain’s is our local mayo and Boston Brown Bread traditionally is found in the baked bean aisle in cans! So you open the can at both ends and push! A moist bread due to the molasses most of us grew up on it. Add a turkey burger and cranberry and hey a real Boston type burger!