Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers

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Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time30 minutes


Serve these cheeseburgers and with thick-cut potato chips and coleslaw or — to carry the apple theme even further — a Waldorf salad.


apple (1 small and 1 medium)
1/4 cup
onion (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon
sage, ground
2 tablespoons
Mustard, Dijon (plus 2 teaspoons, divided)
3/4 teaspoon
black pepper, ground (to taste)
1 pound
turkey, ground (lean)
hamburger buns (wheat, toasted)
1 tablespoon
canola oil (for cooking)
4 ounces
cheese, cheddar (thinly sliced)


Grate or shred one of the small apples into a large bowl. Add onion, sage, Dijon mustard, salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Mix the ingredients well, then add the turkey, and gently mix with your hands.Divide the mixture into four even portions and form patties.

Thinly slice the medium-sized apple crosswise and remove the seeds - set aside. Toast the buns. Stir the Dijon and honey together in a small bowl - set aside.

To cook the burgers, place a large skillet with a lid over medium heat and heat for about a minute. Spray or brush the pan with canola oil and add the patties. Let cook for about 5 minutes per side, uncovered, then insert an instant-read thermometer into the  hickest part of the patty. When it reads 160 degrees F, the burgers are done. Top each patty with a slice of cheddar, cover the skillet, and remove from the heat to allow the cheese to melt a bit. Place each patty on a bun; top with apple slices and honey-mustard spread. Serve immediately.


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