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Sweet and Sassy Turkey Burgers

These sweet and sassy turkey burgers are scrumptious! I served them at our last family reunion and they were a huge hit (Uncle Milton had two!). Cranberry sauce with turkey is a match made in heaven. —Marla Clark, Moriarty, New Mexico
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 Italian turkey sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half
  • 6 onion rolls, split
  • 6 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 6 lettuce leaves

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble turkey and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
  • Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Toast the rolls; spread warm rolls with cranberry sauce and mayonnaise. Serve burgers on rolls with lettuce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 418 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 809mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 38g protein.

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