Saturday January 19th 2019



Beach Burgers

In the Hampton roads area, things are a little laid back.  Lots of recreational fun to be had at the beach, kayaking or surfing.  For some fun food to go along with this lifestyle, try these little bitesize burgers, made from turkey. These are great for a cookout, a kids birthday party or a day on the beach in Virginia Beach.

And you don’t need little rolls, because you can make the mini rolls from slices of bread, crusts work especially well.  Just follow this recipe for your own mini burgers.  Obviously, you can substitute beef for the turkey, but we are partial to the turkey.

To make the bitesize turkey burgers:


1 lb ground turkey

1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp pineapple tidbits

¼ cup finely diced apple

1 tbsp grape jelly

1/8 tsp chili powder

Dash of salt

Dash of pepper

Dash of smoked paprika


Bread to make mini rolls


Cherry tomatoes


What to Do:

Combine all ingredients and shape into tiny patties, about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Cook little burgers over medium heat in a skillet, lightly browning on each side, about 3 minutes per side.  Test to make sure the center is completely cooked.  If baking in oven, approximate cooking time is 20 minutes.

Using a small round cookie cutter, or small glass or lid, cut out rounds from bread.  Use crusts to make the tops of your little rolls.  Add lettuce, slices of cherry tomato and rounds of cheese to turkey burgers, holding everything together with a toothpick.

Kristin Fitch & Sharon Pierce McCullough, the FoodChics

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