Turkey Burgers with Apple and Brie

  • Yield 4 servings

For a healthier burger use ground turkey breast which is all white meat and is typically up to 99% fat free. Ground turkey is a blend of white and dark meat, or all dark meat, and is generally 85% percent lean.


1 pound ground turkey
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1/4 cup dark beer
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 (12-inch) loaf Italian bread, cut crosswise into quarters
2 medium Granny Smith applies, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 4 slices
1 cup arugula


  1. Combine the turkey, onion, beer, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl. Divide into quarters; shape into four patties.
  2. Brush both sides of the patties with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  3. Split each bread quarter lengthwise. Brush the cut sides of the bread and both sides of the apple slices with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  4. Grill the apple slices to desired doneness; set aside.
  5. Grill the turkey patties until cooked through, turning once.
  6. Top each with a cheese slice and heat until melted.
  7. Grill the bread cut sides down until toasted.
  8. Serve the burgers on the grilled bread topped with the apple slices and arugula.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Boston, Boston Uncommon, a Culinary Journey Through Boston’s Distinctive Neighborhoods (The Junior League of Boston, 2007)



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