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Monthly Burger Series: Thanksgiving Turkey Burger

by Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.

Turkey Burger with Dressing and Cranberry Sauce

Welcome to November—the holiday season is just around the corner! If you’re like us, you’re already anticipating the cozy décor, gorgeous scenery, and inviting aroma of rosemary and sage wafting through the air. But you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy these homey comforts. You can indulge any time with a Thanksgiving-themed burger topped with your favorite holiday sides.

Our featured burger this month is the Thanksgiving Turkey Burger, topped with herb stuffing and cranberry sauce. Learn more about this recipe below!

https://potatorolls.com/recipes/turkey-burger-with-stuffing-and-cranberry-sauce

 

Turkey Burger with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce {AKA: Thanksgiving Turkey Burger}

We hope these flavors bring to mind warm memories of time spent with loved ones around the table, celebrating life’s many blessings. Whether you’re hosting an early “friendsgiving” or looking for a way to utilize your Thanksgiving leftovers, these mini turkey burgers are up to the task!

Check out the step-by-step recipe, then read on to learn more about the various ingredients!

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Serves:

6

Prep Time:

20 Min

Cook Time:

15 Min

Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs, from lightly toasted Martin’s Butter Bread
  • 1/4 Cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Sage (or 1 ½ Teaspoons Fresh, chopped)
  • 2 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Rosemary (or 2/3 Teaspoon Dried)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 3 Cups Mrs. Martin’s Potatobred Stuffing Recipe, prepared
  • 6 Slices Provolone Cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, prepared
  • 6 Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls
  • Butter
  • Olive Oil
Directions
  1. Place ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and shape into burger patties. (Tip: You can form the patties using a 1/3 dry measuring cup to ensure equal sized portions.)

  2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add burger patties and cook until burgers are cooked through, approximately 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  3. Form prepared stuffing* into 6 equal sized portions and place one atop each burger in the pan. Top with provolone cheese and heat, covered, until cheese has melted.


    *To prepare stuffing from scratch:

    Follow ingredient measurements found here: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/mrs-martins-famous-stuffing.

    Combine stuffing cubes, herbs, sautéed onions and celery, 1-2 cups chicken broth, salt and pepper. Place mixture in a baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes. (Alternately, you can cook on stove-top in a large skillet, using directions show in above recipe.)


  4. Slice Dinner Potato Rolls in half and toast until golden. Butter the rolls and top each with a turkey burger and a spoonful of cranberry sauce. Serve.


     

    Recipe adapted from: www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

 

About This Recipe:

{The Burger}

Made with ground turkey and fragrant herbs like rosemary and sage, these burger patties have all the flavors of your favorite holiday roast. At a slightly smaller-than-average patty size, you might consider these “sliders,” but with the generous amount of toppings, they’re still plenty filling.

Want a tip to get perfectly portioned patties? Use a 1/3 dry measuring cup to form your patties—you’ll get 6 equally sized burgers from 1 lb. of ground turkey.

{The Stuffing}

What’s Thanksgiving turkey without the accompanying stuffing? Using Mrs. Martin’s Famous Stuffing recipe (hint: it’s printed on the back of your bag of Martin’s Potatobred Soft Cubed Stuffing), we mixed up some savory stuffing with add-ins like sautéed onions and celery, sage, thyme, and chicken broth. The prepared stuffing, gently packed into small mounds, makes a great stackable topping for the grilled turkey burgers.

Get Mrs. Martin’s Famous Stuffing recipe at: https://potatorolls.com/recipes/mrs-martins-famous-stuffing.

{The Cheese}

The next step is adding the cheese (a necessity for just about any burger). There is nothing particularly noteworthy here; we used a mild provolone cheese to ensure it complements but doesn’t compete with the more prominent flavors of the fragrant herbs and cranberry sauce.

{The Cranberry Sauce}

Another must-have for any Thanksgiving Dinner. We love using whole berry cranberry sauce because of its vibrant appearance and tart bursts of flavor. Look for prepared cranberry sauce (canned or jarred) in your grocery store or make your own using a recipe like this one from www.foodnetwork.com.

{The Rolls}

Every family dinner (especially around the holiday season) deserves a nice warm batch of Martin’s Dinner Potato Rolls to make it more than a meal. So it only makes sense to incorporate them into this all-in-one pre-holiday meal to make the Thanksgiving theme complete.

 

And there you have it—the whole Thanksgiving Dinner menu wrapped up into one tidy burger recipe. We hope you’ll give it a try and let us know what you think!

Turkey Burger with Dressing and Cranberry Sauce

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