Sunday, December 1, 2013

Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Relish

Another awesome recipe from Cooking Light magazine. We have made turkey burgers before but this is hands down our new favorite recipe for them. The cranberry apple relish had a nice flavor but the burgers could also be made without the relish. I made Sweet Potato Wedges to go with the burgers, which I will post the recipe for soon.

Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Relish

Ingredients for Cranberry-Apple Relish:
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 apple (chopped)
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
Ingredients for Turkey Burgers:
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs or Panko
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp sage (chopped if fresh)
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • Cooking spray
  • Blue cheese (or your choice of cheese)
Burger Toppings:
  • Buns
  • Spinach
  • Tomato (Sliced)
  • Onion (Sliced and carmelized if desired)
  • Barbeque sauce or ketchup 
Directions:
  1. Place all cranberry-apple relish ingredients in a small food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped and set aside until serving. 
  2. Heat a small skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. 
  3. Chop onion.
  4. Add chopped onion to skillet. Saute for 3-5 minutes until tender. 
  5. In a large bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, sage, pepper, salt, and ground turkey. Add onions last (so that they have time to cool) and combine them in to the turkey mix. 
  6. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape each into a patty that is approximately 4 inches in diameter. 
  7. Heat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. 
  8. Coat the skillet or grill pan with cooking oil and add the patties. 
  9. Grill for about 5 minutes on the first side, then flip and grill for 3 more minutes. Add the cheese to the top and cook for 2 more minutes until cheese is melted and turkey burger is cooked through. 
  10. Place burger on top of buns, top with cranberry-apple relish and any other desired toppings (spinach, tomatoes, onions, barbeque sauce).
The cranberry-apple relish

The turkey burgers

The full meal... turkey burger topped with cranberry-apple relish, sweet potato wedges, and steamed brussel sprouts


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