Friday, January 7, 2011

Terrific Turkey Burger

Terrific Turkey Burgers

1 pound ground turkey 
1 medium apple, peeled, cored, finely copped
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Chipotle Tabasco sauce

In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well.  Shape into 4 patties.  Grill or fry until completely cooked through.  Makes 4 servings.
It is a new year, so it is time to make resolutions to eat healthier and loose a few pounds.  Which means for a week or two we will try to be good, but then the Super Bowl will roll around, and we will be back to our old habits.

This may be a healthier burger to serve than the typical burger with cheese, but trust me, it is so tasty you won't notice that this burger is better for you.  The chopped apple in this recipe, keeps the burger juicy, and the Tabasco, gives it just a hint of heat.  I like to serve my Turkey Burgers with grilled pineapple, on a toasted whole wheat bun.
If you use your contact grill to cook your burgers, don't forget to use the tip I posted on Tuesday, to make your clean up easier.  Tip: Easy Cleanup for Contact Grills

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  1. I would like that grilled pineapple for breakfast this morning.

    Hope your 2 am posting was prescheduled, or are you having trouble sleeping tonight (like me.)?


  2. This sounds really good and healthy too, Linda! Great addition with the pineapple slice. I just bought a contact grill and used your tip for clean up. It worked perfectly!

  3. I like the idea of adding the apple to it. Helps keep that turkey moist, I'm sure! I need to start eating healthier's just been so dang cold here and all I want is heavy, comforting, rich foods!!

  4. I love turkey burgers! The grilled pineapple on top is a great addition, a little moisture and a little sweetness. Looks great!

  5. I have never tried a turkey burger! I feel pretty confident that I would LOVE it.

  6. A wonderfully simple recipe. Apples? I'd never have thought of that. Safeway often has ground turkey on special. When they do again, it'll be time for this.

  7. I never thought about grilling pineapple inside! Brilliant!!!

  8. Glenda, I am a bit of a late owl, but I went to bed at 1:00am and had the blog set to post at 2:00am.

    Pam, that tip really works! Most people stop using their contact grills because they hate the clean up. With that trick, cleanup is easy!

    Jenn, it has been really cold here in New Mexico too! Turkey burger is so lean that by adding the apple, it helps keep it juicy when cooked.

    Thanks Caroline! My family loves this turkey burger recipe.

    Jill, it's fun to try new things!

    StephenC, I love when items go on sale! I never tell my husband how much I spend, I tell him how much I save!

    Madhura Manoj , I love pineapple too! I always put extra on my burger.

    Ashley, I love the new look on your blog. The pasta recipe you posted is so simple, anyone could make it! I love it!

  9. As my hubby and I strive to get off some of the holiday indulgence weigh.... recipes like this are great to try ~~ yummy & nutritious. Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. This turkey burger is definitely a good start to recovering from the holiday food coma. :-) Great, easy recipe. Thanks for sharing.


  11. I'm so impressed. Cooking healthier is my motto this year; your recipe is a keeper.

  12. This looks delicious. I love the idea of adding apple and pineapple -- refreshing.

  13. These sound great, I love the combination of fruit is such a great pairing with turkey. Thanks!