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Sweet and Sassy Turkey Burgers

 Sweet and Sassy Turkey Burgers
“These are scrumptious! I served them at our last family reunion and they were a huge hit (Uncle Milton had two!). Cranberry sauce with turkey is a match made in heaven.” —Marla Clark of Moriarty, New Mexico
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.


  • 6 turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 Italian turkey sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half
  • 6 onion rolls, split
  • 6 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 6 lettuce leaves


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium
  • heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or
  • until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top
  • with cheese; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Toast the rolls; spread warm rolls with cranberry sauce and
  • mayonnaise. Serve burgers on rolls with lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 418 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 38 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.