By Argen Duncan: PNT columnist
For a healthy change, these turkey burgers with cranberry combine Thanksgiving and summer cookouts.
We’re using the recipe from www.tasteofhome.com with permission. Marla Clark of Moriarty submitted the contest-winning recipe to Taste of Home.
Sweet and Sassy Turkey Burgers
6 turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked
• 1/4 cup dried cranberries
• 1 tablespoon maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• 1 1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
• 1 Italian turkey sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
• 3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half
• 6 onion rolls, split
• 6 tablespoons jellied cranberry sauce
• 6 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
• 6 lettuce leaves
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble turkey and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 inches from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees and juices run clear. Top with cheese; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Toast the rolls; spread warm rolls with cranberry sauce and mayonnaise. Serve burgers on rolls with lettuce.
• Yield: 6 servings.