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Thanksgiving Burger with Gruyere and Cranberry Sauce
and Brussels sprouts

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Today is Canadian Thanksgiving, so we thought we would offer our entire community an atypical Thanksgiving recipe with flavors borrowed from the classic. This burger is not only fun, but the savory, sweet, tart flavors work incredibly well together.



Thanksgiving Burger:
  • Cheese, Gruyere - 4 oz , thinly sliced (sub Swiss)
  • Sage, fresh - 2 leaves , finely chopped
  • Garlic - 1 clove , chopped
  • Turkey, ground - 1 lb
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hamburger buns - 4 (preferably Brioche-style)
  • Cranberry sauce - 1/2 cup
Lemon-Thyme Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb , halved
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp


  1. Brussels sprouts / Cheese / Sage / Garlic - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Prep as directed. Store Brussels sprouts and cheese in their own separate containers. Combine sage and garlic. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make patties - Mix ground turkey with sage, garlic, thyme (portion for burgers), salt, and black pepper. Form into 1/2" (1.25 cm) thick patties. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.

  2. Toss together Brussels sprouts, oil (portion for sprouts), vinegar, dried thyme (portion for sprouts), and some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast until Brussels sprouts are tender, 18 to 22 minutes (depending on the size of the sprouts), shaking the pan halfway through cooking.

  3. Next, heat a large skillet or grill pan with oil (portion for burgers) over medium heat. Add burger patties and sear on both sides until they reach an internal temperature of 165F / 74C degrees, ~5 minutes on each side. In the last few minutes of cooking, top each burger patty with cheese so that it melts.

  4. Toast hamburger buns.

  5. Spread the bottom halves of toasted hamburger buns with cranberry sauce. Add burger patties.

  6. Toss roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon juice.

  7. Serve burgers with roasted Brussels sprouts on the side. Enjoy!



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