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Apple-Turkey Burgers with Cranberry- Apple Salsa

Apple-Turkey Burgers with Cranberry- Apple Salsa
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • Cranberry-Apple Salsa:
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 sweet apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup whole cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Apple-Turkey Burgers:
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large apple, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • cooking spray
  • 4 2- ounce whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted



1 To prepare salsa, combine sugar, cider vinegar, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.

2  Add half of the chopped apples stirring well; cover and reduce heat. Cook gently until apples are soft and mash with a potato masher until almost smooth.

3 Add cranberry sauce to apple mixture and let cool slightly.

4 Add the remaining apples, scallions, jalapenos, and cilantro if desired.

5  Serve with Apple-Turkey Burgers. Refrigerate any remaining salsa for up to 3 days.

6 To prepare burgers, combine turkey, apple, salt, pepper, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

7 Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a patty.

8 Lightly coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.

9  Cook turkey burgers 6 to 8 minutes per side or until done. Serve on toasted buns with Cranberry-Apple Salsa.

Source: U.S. Apple Association