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.