Cranberry Almond Turkey Burgers

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Something about summer has me always thinking burgers on the grill sound so good. Whenever I go home to visit my parents, and they ask I either want grilled chicken, or burgers. I mean, burgers are good, but they are especially good in the summer.

The idea for these came from one of my favorite protein bars “epic bars” When i make burgers, I would much rather make turkey burgers myself rather than buy the premade patties. I know some people like the pre made because its convenient, and sometimes your burgers just don’t want to stick together. I have a couple tricks you can try. 

I know nothing is more frustrating than setting your burgers on the grill, or even in a pan, and they just crumble, and your left with ground slop.

One little trick to fix that is don’t over mix your meat, or handle it for too long. I know you think you need to really mix in those spices, and onions and whatever else you are adding, but thats one of the biggest culprits. It makes the meat more vulnerable to falling apart.

Also if you add an egg, and then let the meat sit in the fridge for about 10 minutes before you cook them, you should be on a much better track to successful burgers.

The cranberries, and tiniest bit of cinnamon in these add just that little bit of something different. It’s like you get that savory burger, but then just an undertone of sweetness. Top it will so avocado, and mushrooms, and now your really in business.


Cranberry Almond Turkey Burgers

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 Pound Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1 Egg
1/4 Cup Almond Meal
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 Cup White Onion, Finely Chopped
3/4 Tbs Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
Salt & Pepper

Place Ground Turkey in a Large Bowl.

In a separate bowl whisk together the rest of the ingredients.

Pour mixture in with turkey, and combine. Try not to handle the turkey too much.

Place in fridge for 10 Minutes.

Form Desired size patties (I made 6).

Use preferred cooking method, grill or pan, and make sure patties reach internal temp of 165 degrees.


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