Apple-Turkey Burgers with Cranberry-Apple Salsa

U.S. Apple Association
  • Yield: 4 servings


Cranberry-Apple Salsa:
2tablespoons sugar
2tablespoons cider vinegar
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 sweet apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1cup whole cranberry sauce
1/2cup scallions, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, steemed, seeded, and finely chopped
2tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Apple-Turkey Burgers:
1pound ground turkey
1large apple, grated
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1/4teaspoon 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. Add half of the chopped apples stirring well; cover and reduce heat. Cook gently until apples are soft and mash with a potato masher untilalmost smooth. Add cranberry sauce to apple mixture and let cool slightly. Add the remaining apples, scallions, jalapenos, and cilantro if desired. Serve with Apple-Turkey Burgers. Refrigerate any remaining salsa for up to 3 days.
  2. To prepare burgers: Combine turkey, apple, salt, pepper, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a patty. Lightly coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook turkey burgers 6 to 8 minutes per side or until done. Serve on toasted buns with salsa.

Recipe courtesy of the U.S. Apple Association

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 400
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 610mg
  • Carbohydrate 51g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Protein 24g
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