Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers
Total Time:30 minutes
Juicy grated apples are the secret to these moist, flavorful burgers.
- 1 small and 1 medium apple
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 4 whole wheat buns, toasted
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 ounces cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
- Grate or shred the smaller apple into a large bowl. Add onion, sage, Dijon mustard, salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Mix the ingredients well, then add the turkey, and gently mix with your hands. Divide the mixture into four even portions and form patties.
- Thinly slice the medium-sized apple crosswise and remove the seeds. Toast the buns. Stir the Dijon and honey together in a small bowl.
- To cook the burgers, place a large skillet with a lid over medium heat and heat for about a minute. Spray or brush the pan with canola oil and add the patties. Let cook for about 5 minutes per side, uncovered, then insert an instant-read thermometer into the thickest part of the patty. When it reads 160°F, the burgers are done. (See Tips & Notes below for a grilled version.) Top each patty with a slice of cheddar, cover the skillet, and remove from the heat to allow the cheese to melt a bit. Place each patty on a bun; top with apple slices and honey-mustard spread. Serve immediately.
Serve these cheeseburgers and with thick-cut potato chips and coleslaw or—to carry the apple theme even further—a Waldorf salad.
Tips & Notes
For a grilled version, grill the burgers for 4-6 minutes per side until cooked (an instant-read thermometer in the thickest part of the patty should read 160°F).
480 calories, 20 g. fat, 110 mg. cholesterol, 1010 mg. sodium, 46 g. carbohydrate, 7 g. fiber, 36 g. protein