Turkey Meatloaf Burgers

November 2009
Turkey Meatloaf Burgers

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Have Thanksgiving any day!

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small mcintosh apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small rib celery, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning (about 2/3 palmful)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
  • Sliced sharp white cheddar, for topping
  • 1/3 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 4 large sandwich-size sourdough English muffins, split and toasted
  • 4 thin slices red onion
  • 4 leaves red-leaf or red romaine lettuce
Directions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to melt, then add the apple, onion and celery; season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the breadcrumbs, then transfer to a bowl to cool; reserve the skillet. Mix in the turkey, egg, parsley, mustard and poultry seasoning; season with salt and pepper. Form into four 4-inch patties.
  2. Wipe out the reserved skillet and add a liberal drizzle of EVOO. Warm over medium-high heat, add the patties and cook, turning once, until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with the cheddar during the last minute.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the cranberry sauce, sour cream and chives.
  4. Serve the patties on the English muffins with the onion, lettuce and cranberry-sour cream sauce.
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