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Barbecued Turkey-Apple Burgers

Shredded apple adds a touch of sweetness and makes these turkey burgers extra juicy. Sharp Cheddar and burger toppings keep them classic.

Hands-on Time: 10 min | Total Time: 25 min | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 1¼ lb. ground turkey
  • 1 medium apple, cored and shredded
  • 2 Tbsp. dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 onion slices
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 onion buns, split
Directions:
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. In medium bowl, combine turkey, apple, bread crumbs, mustard, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties, about ½” thick.
  3. Carefully brush vegetable oil on grill rack.
  4. Place patties on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 10-14 minutes, turning halfway, until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Top each patty with 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce and a cheese slice; let stand on grill 1 minute or until cheese begins to melt.
  5. Place lettuce, burgers and onion slices in buns.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 490, Calories from Fat 190, Total Fat 22g (34% DV), Saturated Fat 7g (35% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 115mg (38% DV), Sodium 990mg (41% DV), Carbohydrates 40g (13% DV), Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 14g, Protein 37g, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 25%, Iron 20%.

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