Friday, March 18, 2011

Cranberry Turkey Burgers

Yes, this recipe is a little out of season, I admit. My mom actually recommended it to me after looking through the October/November issue of Taste of Home magazine that I had passed onto her. This recipe didn't originally catch my eye since I am not a fan of fruit in my main entree but my mom tried it and loved it so I agreed to give it a shot. And I am glad I did! The cranberry sauce just adds a nice sweetness to the burger, and the stuffing mix makes it incredibly moist and gives it a lot of flavor. The original recipe suggests topping it with gravy, but I opted for a thick slice of sharp Vermont cheddar instead.

A simple recipe with great results - these are definitely part of my regular burger rotation now! I served these with sweet potato fries and spicy garlic roasted broccoli.
Cranberry Turkey Burgers
slightly adapted from Taste of Home, October/November 2010 issue
Makes 4 servings

1 pounds ground turkey (packages in my supermarket come in 1.25 pounds, adjust other ingredients to match however much turkey you have)
1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1 cup stuffing mix, dry
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
4 slices sharp cheddar
4 hamburger buns

In large bowl, mix together turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, and thyme. Form into 4 patties. Grill over medium-high heat, about 6-7 minutes a side or until cooked through. Top with cheddar cheese to melt and serve immediately on buns.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I tried these the other day, they were so good. I used cranberry sauce without berries and the gravy instead of cheese, mmmm...
Also my son (who is 13 months) loved it for lunch the next day! He would gobble (hehe turkey pun) it all up and immediately say "more, more!"
Needless to say, I'll be making these again.