Taste it: full flavored turkey burgers

Oh turkey burgers. They get such a bad rap. Usually when ordered at a restaurant they are a bit bland and dry but if done correctly then they are full of flavour and not at all dense. This recipe is like eating a mini Thanksgiving dinner in one bite. We ate them with sweet potato fries to round out the Thanksgiving feel. 

4 Tablespoons of butter
1 small apple, I used Honeycrisp
1/2 red onion, diced; the other half sliced
1 rib of celery, diced
1/3 cup of breadcrumbs, I used Panko
1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 Tablespoons of Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of poultry seasoning, I used Bell's
sharp white cheddar
canned cranberry sauce
4 sourdough or french bread rolls

Heat large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute the onion, apple and celery until soft. season with salt and pepper. stir in breadcrumbs and transfer to a bowl to cool.  Mix the ground turkey, egg, parsley, mustard and poultry seasoning into the bowl. Form into patties. Meanwhile, saute the sliced red onion in olive oil until caramelized.

Heat skillet again over medium heat and add olive oil. Cook patties for 8-10 minutes and at the end top with cheddar cheese to melt. While the burgers cook, toast the buns. Once toasted assemble the burgers; spread the buns with cranberry sauce and add the burgers, top with caramelized onion, press to secure and cut in half to serve. We ate them with sweet potato fries, yummy!
adapted from this recipe

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