Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Relish

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Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple RelishRecipe

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Relish embody all the flavors of the holiday season into one simple, juicy sandwch.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)


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1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup coarsely chopped apple
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 teaspoons sugar
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound ground turkey
Cooking spray
4 (1/2-ounce) slices reduced-fat white cheddar cheese
3/4 cup baby arugula leaves
4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted


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

2. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly. Combine onion, breadcrumbs, parsley, sage, pepper, turkey, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring just until combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 4-inch patty.

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

4. Divide arugula evenly among bottom halves of buns. Top each serving with 1 patty. Divide relish evenly among servings; top with top halves of buns.

Created date

September 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 415
Fat 17.4 g
Satfat 5.3 g
Monofat 5.4 g
Polyfat 4.1 g
Protein 30.2 g
Carbohydrate 36.3 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Iron 2.8 mg
Sodium 648 mg
Calcium 194 mg