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Tangy Apple Slaw Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

I'm always looking for fresh new ways to make burgers. We love to grill and have several varieties of apple trees, so this recipe was a natural! Extra apple slaw makes an instant side dish. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Tangy Apple Slaw Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 medium head cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 crisp unpeeled medium apples, shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  1. Combine first five ingredients; remove 1/4 cup cabbage mixture and reserve. Add mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, pepper and salt to remaining cabbage mixture, tossing well to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until burgers are grilled.
  2. For burgers, gently combine beef and reserved cabbage mixture. Mix lightly but thoroughly; shape into four patties. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill burgers, covered, on a greased grill rack over medium-high direct heat 5-7 minutes on each side until a thermometer reads 160°. Grill buns just until toasted, about 1 minute. To serve, place a burger and 1/4 cup apple slaw on each bun bottom; replace tops. Serve with remaining slaw.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • You can make quick work of shredding the cabbage by simply grabbing your food processor.
  • Substitute ground turkey or chicken for the beef, but keep an eye on these meats when grilling because they can overcook faster than you can blink an eye.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 burger with 1/2 cup additional slaw: 479 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 902mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 6g fiber), 39g protein.

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