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Cranberry Turkey Burgers Recipe

Cranberry Turkey Burgers Recipe

These turkey burgers are so good that you might give up traditional beef hamburgers altogether. The thick grilled patties are topped with prepared cranberry sauce and served on toasted English muffins for a nice change of pace.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small tart apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • 3. Spread mayonnaise over muffin halves. Place the lettuce, turkey burgers and cranberry sauce on muffin bottoms; replace tops. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 541 calories, 30 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 772 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.