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Cranburgers with Sweet Potato Fries

Do you have leftover cranberry sauce? Put it to good use with these hearty, yummy turkey burgers, and finish it up with some sweet potato fries. Voila! Dinner is done. - Nancy Bourget, Fort Hood, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen sweet potato fries
  • 1 teaspoon pesto sauce mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup turkey-flavored stuffing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • 1/3 cup turkey gravy, warmed
  • 6 slices jellied cranberry sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Place fries in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan; spritz with cooking spray. Combine the pesto mix, celery seed and thyme; sprinkle over fries. Bake 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine whole-berry cranberry sauce, stuffing mix and thyme. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 6 patties.
  • In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook burgers in oil over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, 6-8 minutes on each side.
  • Place burgers on lettuce-lined buns; top with a spoonful of gravy and a slice of cranberry sauce. Serve with fries.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with McCormick pesto sauce mix.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 640 calories, 26g fat (7g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 792mg sodium, 79g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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