Blueberry Turkey Burgers with Blueberry Ketchup

These Asian-inspired turkey burgers sing when paired with fresh, homemade blueberry ketchup.

Recipe Yield: 
4 servings
Recipe Calories: 
Recipe Ingredient Details: 
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced lemongrass (optional)*
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
2 tablespoons organic soy sauce
4 poppyseed hamburger buns
lettuce and sliced red onion (optional)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (unthawed) blueberries
1/2 cup minced onion
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon pickled ginger (gari) or minced fresh ginger
Recipe Instructions: 
(If using blueberry ketchup, make that first; see instructions below.)
In a large bowl, combine turkey, blueberries, ginger, lemongrass and black pepper; mix well.
Form mixture into 4 patties.
Brush soy sauce on both sides of burgers.
In an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, grill patties until cooked thoroughly, about 4 minutes each side.
Serve on buns with lettuce, sliced red onion and blueberry ketchup.
Recipe Additional Notes: 

How to Make the Blueberry Ketchup:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine blueberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, ginger, and salt.
  2. Bring to a simmer; cook about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Remove to blender or food processor; whirl until smooth.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to use.