Turkey Burgers With Cranberry-Apple Relish

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"The cranberry-apple relish can be made a day ahead, so this can be a great weeknight meal, ready in no time! To change things up, you can use Swiss or Provolone instead of cheddar."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (251.4 g)
  • Calories 442.2
  • Total Fat - 19.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7 g
  • Cholesterol - 86.4 mg
  • Sodium - 611.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 16.6 g
  • Protein - 34.7 g
  • Calcium - 213.4 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Place the first 5 ingredients in a mini food processor. Pulse 10 times or until coarsely chopped. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside.

Step 2

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion to the pan; saute 3 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.

Step 3

Combine onions, breadcrumbs, parsley, sage, pepper, turkey, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring just until combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 4-inch patty.

Step 4

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Add patties to the pan; grill 5 minutes. Turn patties; grill 3 minutes. Top each with 1 cheese slice; grill 2 minutes or until the cheese melts and turkey is done.

Step 5

Divide arugula evenly among the bottom half of buns. Top each serving with 1 patty. Divide the relish evenly among the servings, topping with the top halves of the buns.

Tips & Variations

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These burgers are a really nice experience. They are tasty and the cranberry relish brings a little of that Thanksgiving celebration going on in your tastebuds. I used baby spinach because that's what I had, but I can see how arugula, due to its peppery nature, would counterbalance the sweetness of the cranberry relish and would be an excellent addition. Thank you BreezerMom for sharing!

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(2 Mar 2020)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

The Cranberry-Apple Rrlish really sets this Turkey burger apart. We loved it. I used dried sage & parsley and omitted the arugula leaves. Tasty burger that will be made again 15 Sept18. Made again but served without the bun to cut back a bit on calorie. Enjoyed it but I do love my burgers. Will be made several more times.

(12 Mar 2017)