Tart Apple Turkey Burger
2 tbsp bacon renderings, divided
1 cup 1/4” diced sweet onions
1 cup peeled & 1/4” diced green apple
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cayenne pepper or 3 dashes powdered cayenne pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 lb. pastured ground turkey
1 pastured egg yolk
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tbsp powdered mustard
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
In a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat, melt bacon renderings. Add onion and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; onions will be softened. Add green apple and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; apple will be softened. Add garlic and cayenne. Sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly; garlic will be fragrant. Add chopped fresh parsley. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, cooled apple mixture, egg yolk, coconut flour, mustard, sea salt & pepper. Using clean hands, mix to combine. But, avoid over-mixing, which can make meat tough. Divide meat into 4 quarters and form each quarter into a burger.
In the same large cast-iron skillet used for the green apple mixture, add the additional tbsp of bacon renderings and warm to medium heat. Add burgers. Cook for 4 minutes. Turn, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serve warm.