The secret to tarting up your turkey burger? Stacking it with tangy apples.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
- 2 pounds ground turkey breast
- 4 scallions, finely chopped
- 1/3cup chopped flat-leaf parsley (a generous handful)
- 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1 apple, such as granny smith, cut into 12 slices
- 8 slices extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/4cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
- 4 sandwich-size english muffins, split and toasted
- 8 leaves red- or green-leaf lettuce
- In a bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, parsley, grill seasoning and poultry seasoning. Form into 4 patties, pressing your thumb into the center of each to prevent it from bulging.
- In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 6 minutes on each side for medium. Top each with 3 apple slices and 2 cheese slices, tent the pan with foil and cook until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cranberry sauce and mustard; slather on the muffin tops. Pile 2 lettuce leaves on each muffin bottom, top with the patties and set the muffin tops into place.
- Skip the bun and serve with stuffing instead.