Usually turkey burgers let me down at restaurants – they are dry and/or lacking flavor. Thankfully this recipe changed all that, and it is had been my absolute favorite turkey burger for a of couple years. I was a little skeptical at first but one bite was all I needed to be convinced that these ingredients belonged together. The flavors are amazing and it’s easy to make too!
I doubled the sauce recipe from the original because it also works as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries (post to come).
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp real maple syrup, divided
1-1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
1/2 cup chunky applesauce
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Condiments (lettuce, tomato, red onion)
- Set up grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking (I used a George Foreman Grill and therefore did not oil).
- For Maple-Dijon Sauce: In a small bowl, stir to combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and 1/4 cup maple syrup; set aside.
- For Turkey Burgers: In a medium bowl, mix together ground turkey, bacon, applesauce, poultry seasoning, 2 Tbsp maple syrup, and salt & pepper. Wet hands to prevent sticking and shape into 4 patties.
- Place burgers on hot grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until done. Serve on buns with condiments and a dollop of maple-Dijon sauce.
Serve with Sweet Potato Fries.
Source: Sandra Lee from Food Network