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Cranberry & Herb Turkey Burgers Recipe

Looking for an easy Cranberry & Herb Turkey Burgers recipe? Learn how to make Cranberry & Herb Turkey Burgers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 6 servings



Our usual problem with turkey burgers is the dry, chewy texture of the cooked meat. The usual solution is to add fat, but a little sautéed onion, dried cranberries and soaked couscous work even better without larding down this healthy main course. With sage and thyme, call it a summery answer to Thanksgiving dinner. From eatingwell.com. whole-wheat couscous, water, extra-virgin olive oil, onion, celery, fresh thyme, fresh sage, salt, ground pepper, dried cranberries, 93% lean ground turkey cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Cranberry & Herb Turkey Burgers

1/4 cup whole-wheat couscous (89308), plus
2 tablespoons whole-wheat couscous
1/2 cup (boiling) water
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (2049)
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage (2049)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup dried cranberries, finely chopped (115594)
12 oz ground turkey, net from 1 pound fresh (5182)

Recipe Directions for Cranberry & Herb Turkey Burgers

  1. Place couscous in a large bowl. Pour in boiling water, stir and set aside until the water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. If grilling the burgers, preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add celery; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add thyme, sage, salt and pepper; cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds more. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the couscous, add cranberries and stir to combine. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add turkey and stir until combined; do not overmix. Form the mixture into 6 patties.

  3. To cook on the stovetop: Coat a large nonstick skillet, preferably cast-iron, with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the patties, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side for 2 minutes. Cover and continue to cook until lightly browned but still juicy (the juices should run clear, not pink), about 4 minutes more. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should read 165° F.)

  4. To grill: Oil the grill rack (see Tip) and grill the burgers for 5 to 6 minutes per side, flipping gently to avoid breaking them. Serve immediately.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, American, Fourth of July, Fry, Grill, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 112.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
212
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.4g
14%
Saturated Fat
1.9g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
233mg
10%
Potassium
192mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
14.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in selenium
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