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Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
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Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

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Do you have leftover cranberry sauce? Put it to good use with these hearty, yummy turkey burgers, and finish it up with some sweet potato fries. Viola! Dinner is done. - Nancy Bourget, Fort Hood, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-fried sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon pesto sauce mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup turkey-flavored stuffing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • 1/3 cup turkey gravy, warmed
  • 6 slices jellied cranberry sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 burger with 2/3 cup fries equals 640 calories, 26 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 792 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place fries in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; spritz with cooking spray. Combine the pesto mix, celery seed and thyme; sprinkle over fries. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine whole-berry cranberry sauce, stuffing mix and thyme. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  3. In a large skillet, cook burgers in oil over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  4. Place burgers on lettuce-lined buns; top with a spoonful of gravy and a slice of cranberry sauce. Serve with fries. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with McCormick pesto sauce mix.
Originally published as Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 burger with 2/3 cup fries equals 640 calories, 26 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 792 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

This is so easy to make and remember. We make it all the time. It has a nice Thanksgiving taste to it.

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

The burgers didn't hold together at all. Taste was only fair.

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

Really enjoyed these burgers! Simple to make and full of Thanksgiving flavor in each bite. I did not make the friest (I instead used frozen pre-seasoned ones, as that was what I had on hand). The whole cranberries mixed into the turkey were delicious, and I loved the flavors of stuffing and gravy in each bite.

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