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Apple-Fennel Turkey Burgers
with mixed green & strawberry salad

Active: 25 min Total: 30 min

Who says Thanksgiving can only come once a year? We combine Thanksgiving's best flavors in this burger. The fennel and apple provide just the right amount of sweetness and crunch

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Fennel Apple Turkey Burgers:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Fennel - 1 bulb, diced ((may also be known as anise))
  • Red onion - 1, diced
  • Granny smith apple - 1, peeled & diced
  • Ground turkey - 1 lb
  • Apple cider vinegar - 2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 2 tsp ((may also be known as anise seed))
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
  • Cheese of choice (opt) - 4 slices
  • Hamburger buns - 4 ((use whatever bread you'd like!))
Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad:
  • Mixed greens - 6 oz
  • Strawberries - 8, sliced
  • Balsamic vinegar - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Berry jam - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Nuts of choice - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Fennel / Red onion / Apple – Chop as directed
  2. Make patties – Combine first 8 ingredients with 1 tsp. (15 ml) salt & some pepper. Mix thoroughly and form into 4 to 6 1” (2.5cm) thick patties

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 375F (191C) degrees
  2. Place a cooling rack into a baking sheet and keep that next to your stove. Heat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. To heated oil, add as many patties as can fit into the pan. Sear for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Move seared patties onto a cooling rack
  3. When all patties have been seared, bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until patties reach 165F (74C) degrees. Add sliced cheese in the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking. Buns (if you're using) can also be toasted during this time
  4. While burgers are cooking, prep salad greens and slice strawberries. Mix together vinegar, sweetener, salt, and pepper. Whisk in oil. Toss vinaigrette with greens, berries, and nuts. Season to taste with more salt & pepper. Use some of the greens on your burger if you’d like

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (194)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (14)
Vegetarian (8)

112 reviews

I wish I had read the comments too! I reduced the amount of veg by a little bit but there were still a lot. And overall...I felt these were just kind of flavorless, especially considering how much awesome stuff went in there. I have three more in the freezer and I'll eat them but they aren't my favorite.

By: Ann
Posted: Feb 12, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Went with the comments and halved the veggie stuffing and it was very tasty!

By: Zach
Posted: May 17, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Definitely reduce the amount of fennel, and note that when she says "dice," she really means mince! Otherwise, you'll have a deconstructed burger, if you catch my drift.

By: Hana
Posted: Mar 08, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

After reading the comments, I cut back the amount of fennel (just used a few stalks after having roasted the rest for a previous dinner) used a half of the apple (the other half went in the salad), and added an egg. Grilled the burgers, since that seemed easier, and it was delicious! The salad was great, but since my 2 year old doesn't like greens, I gave her apples and strawberries in the dressing and steamed her spinach on the side. Will make it again!

By: Shawn
Posted: Jan 17, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Burgers fell apart when we started cooking them. Still a yummy hash.

By: Rita
Posted: Oct 30, 2014
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Pretty tasty! I only added half a large red onion, but otherwise made according to recipe and everything came together nicely. This was my first time making tempeh patties; overall pretty good, would have liked a bit more firmness. Husband thought we could reduce the fennel, but still enjoyed.

By: Katie
Posted: Sep 22, 2014
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful