Triple Onion Turkey Burgers and a Product Review

Triple Onion Turkey Burgers|Recipe for Random**Review of Calphalon 5 in 1 Grill Electric. I was given this product gratis to review. All opinions are my own.***

This is a long overdue post … as you know I am not a consistent blogger. Just take a look. I am trying to change my ways. Time management can either be a friend or a frenemy. We use to be frenemies but we are making our way to friendship and I would like to thank evernote. I try to resist the digital age when it came to notebooks and books but I have been won over. I really didn’t understand what evernote could do until I lost my recipe notebooks among all the craziness of The Move 2014. It was not THE move so settle down and let’s talk turkey, ground turkey.

I love homemade turkey burgers and not a big fan of the frozen turkey burgers. A turkey burger can make me as happy as a beef burger.

I truly think it’s in the flavorings and toppings. You know what is good in ground turkey. Onions, Onions, and more onions with some garlic and even mushrooms. This is not a burger to eat if you plan to get close to someone, just sayin’.

Enter the triple onion turkey burger. It contains caramelized onions both in the ground mix and as a topper. The seasoning is a packet of dry onion mix. The rest of the ingredients inside this amazeballs burger is just bonus. When you sandwich it between some potato buns … oh to the m to the g.

I’ve been working on this recipe for awhile now so this has also slowed my progress in reviewing the Calphalon 5 in 1 grill.

What is the Calphalon 5 in 1 grill you ask? It’s a versatile grill that will have you giving away your indoor grill du jour, panini maker, and griddle. Yes, it’s that good.

The Calphalon 5 in 1 grill. I am in love with this grill. LOVE! George Foreman who? I coveted this grill when I attended Eat Write Retreat last year. It was used to make grilled pizzas … which I did not get to eat but it’s ok. I have the grill and I can make my own. Perhaps this weekend (it always comes back to food). Note: If you want to grill pizzas on the Calphalon grill use the sear setting.

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I have had the Calphalon grill for way over six months and I still have not used it to the max!

Truly the possibilities are endless; from pancakes to steaks and anything in between. The Calphalon grill is user friendly and the temperature can range from 225 F to 425 F along with a sear function.

My favorite dish to make thus far is seafood and burgers. I still need to practice with steaks and chicken. It’s all user error — trust me. I’m that person who uses the product first and read the directions last. Is that you, too?

My favorite feature on the grill … the removable plates (that are dishwasher friendly) and the fact it can be a griddle or a grill. Also you can griddle or grill with the it opened (which increases the space real estate) or closed (dual cooking).

The only downside for me is that I can’t seem to achieve those pretty grill lines … you know you want it … (It’s 2014 and the song Blurred Lines is still taking up space in my head.)

Overall thoughts: A great investment to have since the grill has multi uses and is easy to clean. The Opti-Heat System allows for reliable and accurate heating results. Better for a singleton or small family versus a large family.

The Calphalon 5 in 1 grill can be purchased through Amazon, Bed Bath and Beyond, Macys, Bloomingdales, and Calphalon. It’s easy to understand why Calphalon is the leader in premium cookware and kitchenware.

Suggested Retail Price is $129.99.
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Triple Onion Turkey Burgers
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large vidalia onion, diced
  2. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 1 pound ground turkey
  4. 1/2 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  5. 3 tablespoons panko
  6. 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  7. 1 to 1.13 ounce(s) dry onion dip mix
  8. 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  9. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  10. 4 to 5 slices Swiss Cheese
  11. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a heated skillet add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and dice onions. Add a pinch of two of salt and cook until caramelized. Approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Set aside 1/4 cup of the onions for topping.
  2. In a large bowl add ground turkey, mushrooms, panko, Parmesan, dry onion soup mix, minced garlic, remaining olive oil, Worcestershire sauce , and cooled caramelized onions. Fold until incorporated. Shape into 1/4 pound patties. Place on a plate and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Turn Calphalon grill on to 400 F or Preheat oven to 400 F.
  4. Remove burger patties from refrigerator. Sprinkle patties with salt before grilling our placing in oven.
  5. If using the Calphalon grill; place burger patties on the grill/griddle (you choose) and close. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes. If using oven cook for 7 to 8 minutes each side. When cooking burgers in oven you are looking for juices to run clear.
  6. Remove from grill or oven. Top with swiss cheese and remaining cooked onions, serve on your hamburger bun of choice.
Notes
  1. Topping suggestions: sliced tomato, ranch or blue cheese spread. A nice compliment to the burger. Also can take the remaining sliced mushrooms and saute. Another great topping to a this turkey burger!
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In-n-Out – That’s what I am about!

Double Double Slider

Whenever I visit Los Angeles, my first stop is to the In-N-Out near LAX.  In-N-Out has to be one of my favorite fast food experiences. Visiting the LAX location the food is always hot, fresh, and oh so yummy!  You can also see the planes land at LAX (so have a camera ready).

My dilemma however is that I live in Virginia and there is no In-N-Out – Boo! There is not even an In-N-Out on the East Coast – double boo!  When a craving strikes I have to take matters in my own hands.

So I did.

Several months ago I got a great deal on a Slider Cooker at Target – $7.00 – it was a bargain calling my name – really $7.00?? How could I leave it at the store? Justifying that I will use the cooker for all types of sliders and then in turn make blog gold – I bought it.  I’m reaching – I know; that’s my story and I am sticking with it.

I had been thinking about making “Faux” Double Double sliders for the past month so I finally dug out the slider machine and all the ingredients to fulfill my craving.  FYI:  Sliders are a great finger food for Football Saturdays or Sundays however be sure to make plenty!

There is no real recipe to be had – you simply need ground beef, American cheese, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, Thousand Island Dressing, and buns.   The brilliance is in the assembling.

To assemble a Double Double the order is as follows:
Bottom Bun
Sauce (1000 Island)
Tomato
Lettuce
1st Burger Patty
Onion
1st American Cheese Slice
2nd Burger Patty
2nd American Cheese Slice
Top Bun

When you layer the burger correctly (or in my case incorrectly*) it is burger heaven!  It’s like a party in your mouth and you are so happy you can’t help but do your happy dance.  I did my happy dance – it’s “The Carlton”.

I think I was delusional with hunger after assembling my mini “Faux” Double Doubles yet I swear the smell wafting to my nostrils smelled like that of an actual In-n-Out creation – I am thinking it was hunger.  The smell made me think of LA – I love LA.  I hope to one day call LA home.

To compliment my slider creation I went into full gluttonous mode and made fresh cut French Fries. Two words. HOG. HEAVEN.  I ate my sliders and fries and caught up on The Vampire Diaries – good times!

Until Next Time,
Jennifer

* I assembled my burgers incorrectly in the photo featured – oops!