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Cranberry Cowgirl Burgers

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. pepper jack cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 1.25 lb. lean (93%) ground turkey
  • 1 cup grated zucchini, squeezed dry
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • ½ tsp fresh black pepper
  • ½ Vidalia or other sweet onion, sliced into 4 rings
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • Cranberry Barbecue Sauce (recipe below)
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • Lettuce and Tomato
  • 1 cup whole cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup 100% pineapple juice
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 3-4 T maple syrup or honey
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Combine ground turkey, zucchini, seasoning salt and pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Form turkey mixture into 8 thin patties.
  • Place 2 slices of cheese and 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce on 4 of the patties.
  • Top with remaining four patties, pinching to seal edges.
  • Brush onions with canola oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Preheat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Grill turkey burgers for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • While burgers are cooking, grill onions for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • To assemble burgers, place lettuce and tomato on bottom bun, followed by burger, grilled onions and a dollop of cranberry barbecue sauce and top of bun.
  • Homemade Cranberry Barbecue Sauce Directions
  • In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries and ½ cup pineapple juice over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until cranberries pop, and mixture thickens.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Stir in remaining ½ cup of juice and the rest of ingredients.
  • Mix well and cook on low for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Set aside to cool.

Source

  • FRESH Communications