Turkey Burgers

Makes 12 (4½ oz) burgers)


  • 4 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled & diced small
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or more depending on your taste)
  • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • whole wheat burger buns, slightly toasted

Cranberry Chutney

  • 2¼ lbs cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1¾ lbs Granny Smith apples (diced to same size as a cranberry)
  • 1¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ lb raisins

Tarragon Mayo

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


Prepare Burgers

  1. Combine apples with lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper and mix well
  2. Add turkey and blend together until all the ingredients are combined evenly
  3. Form into 4 or 4½ oz burgers about ¼" to ½" thick
  4. In a non-stick pan heat olive oil over medium heat
  5. Add burgers and sear on one side until juice begins to rise up through the burger and the outside edges begin to cook and whiten, about 4 minutes
  6. Flip the burger and press down slightly. This will even out the burgers, seal in the juice and prevent them from "puffing up."  Continue to cook until the juice runs clear, about 4 minutes.  Do not overcook as that will dry out your burger

Make Chutney

  1. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes
  2. Serve chilled or warm

Make Tarragon Mayo

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well