We had a bunch of family in town a couple weeks back and I was trying to think up something quick and easy to have for dinner. Instantly BBQ came to mind because you can just throw it all on the grill and sides are always easy. I’m not a hamburger fan so we went with sweet and tangy turkey burgers.

I loved the juiciness that the Mar A Lago turkey burgers had because of the fruit in it so I threw an apple into this one. The preserves give it a little tang and sweetness which even our 4 yr old loved. The burgers stay really moist and when you bite into them you get a little sweet and tang from the sauce, and I love the additional texture that the apples give the burger. Serve them up with your favorite side like the Strawberry Salad and you are good to go! These are definitely a new favorite!

Is Ground Turkey Healthier Than Beef?

Ground turkey can be healthier than beef.

However, it really depends on the lean meat to fatty meat ratio that you find in the ground turkey or beef that you purchase.

Light meat turkey will always be leaner than dark meat turkey.

Extra lean beef has about the same fat content as ground turkey.

Why Do Ground Meat Patties Fall Apart?

Ground meat that is not really cold will fall apart easily.

After you form your patties, put them in the refrigerator to cool completely.

Also, do not keep flipping them.

To keep patties from falling apart, cook halfway, flip and finish cooking.

Sweet and Tangy Turkey Burgers

Sweet and Tangy Turkey Burgers

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Description

The burgers stay really moist and when you bite into them you get a little sweet and tang from the sauce, and I love the additional texture that the apples give the burger.

Ingredients 

Burgers

  • 1 Apple, Granny Smith, Peeled and Chopped small
  • 1 Lb Turkey, Ground
  • 1/4 Cup Preserves, Apricot and Pineapple
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Plus more Salt and Pepper to season them

Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Preserves, Apricot and Pineapple
  • 1 easpoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger, Ground
  • 3 drops Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

Instructions

  • Drizzle a little olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Saute the apples until soft. Let cool.
    1 Apple
  • Mix the ground turkey, preserves, apples and S&P.
    1 Lb Turkey, 1/4 Cup Preserves, 1/4 teaspoon Pepper, 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Form into patties and refrigerate for 1 hour. This helps them hold together.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat mix together the sauce.
  • Set aside.
    1/2 Cup Preserves, 1 easpoon Cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon Ginger, 3 drops Lemon Juice, 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • Heat the grill and sprinkle salt and pepper over each patty.
    Plus more Salt and Pepper to season them
  • Grill for 6-8 min on each side or until done. Make sure you only turn them once and don't press on the burger in order to keep them juicy.
  • Remove the burgers and place a little sauce on each side of your bun, top with patty and lettuce.
  • Delicious!

Notes

refrigerate left overs

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 18gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 508mgPotassium: 288mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides

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