I gotta be honest, I love a good burger. But eating too many beef burgers isn’t great for my waistline (especially when served with mustard, mayo, ketchup and cheese) or my wallet. These cranberry turkey burgers cost less, and are leaner and more nutrient-dense. Plus, they are great way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce following Thanksgiving.
The added cranberry sauce satisfies sweet cravings, and provides added dietary fibre, manganese, copper,vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, and pantothenic acid (one of the B vitamins). Cranberries also lower your risk of urinary tract infections, prevent certain types of cancer, improve immune function, decrease blood pressure and provide you with tons of antioxidants that fight the aging process.
I usually serve these burgers alongside a large salad or with some sliced apples, and top it with a big spoonful of fresh cranberry sauce. Sometimes I add a bun and some greens as well. Cut the burger in half, and some of this sweet red sauce, and you also have yourself a great post-workout snack. Yum!
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- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 stalk celery, minced
- 1 tart apple, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 package ground turkey (about 1 pound)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 cup gluten-free quick oats
- 1/3 cup feta
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground pepper
- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and celery and sauté until onions are translucent about 5-6 minutes.
- Add the apple and sauté for another minute then remove from the heat to let cool slightly.
- Mix cooked vegetables, turkey, egg, oats, feta, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. The mixture will be quite wet.
- Form into six patties.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook burgers over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes a side, or until no longer pink in the centre and cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Alternatively you can bake them in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Serve with this incredible, homemade Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce.