Apple-Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Salsa


Cranberry-Apple Salsa:

  • 2 Tbsp. sugar

  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 3 sweet apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 2 cups)

  • 1 cup whole cranberry sauce

  • 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Apple-Turkey Burgers:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey

  • 1 large apple, grated

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • Cooking Spray

  • 4 2-ounce whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Directions for Salsa:

  1. To prepare salsa, combine sugar, cider vinegar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add half of the chopped apples stirring well; cover and reduce heat.
  3. Cook gently until apples are soft and mash with a potato masher until almost smooth.
  4. Add cranberry sauce to apple mixture and let cool slightly.
  5. Add the remaining apples, scallions, jalapenos, and cilantro if desired.
  6. Serve with Apple-Turkey Burgers.
  7. Refrigerate any remaining salsa for up to 3 days.

Directions for Burgers:

  1. To prepare burgers, combine turkey, apple, salt, pepper, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  2. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a patty.
  3. Lightly coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook turkey burgers 6 to 8 minutes per side or until done.
  5. Serve on toasted buns with Cranberry-Apple Salsa.

Servings: 4


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