Say goodbye to dry, flavorless turkey burgers and hello to these juicy Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers! Sliced apples, cheddar cheese and maple dijon mustard are the perfect sweet and savory toppings!
Turkey burgers are a favorite of mine, I actually prefer them over beef. Of course this is all depending on if they are made the right way. So many of the turkey burgers in restaurants are actually not that great for you. In fact you’d probably be better off going with the beef.
When people see turkey burger on a menu they automatically think healthy, but in most cases the restaurants are using dark meat turkey. I can’t say I blame them, all that extra fat gives the burger much needed moisture and flavor.
However, there are healthier ways to make a lean turkey burger taste great and not cause you to choke on it because it’s so dry. In the case of these Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers, it’s the shredded apple in the burger itself that adds a nice amount of moisture and apple flavor.
Along with shredded apple you’ll also find green onion, dijon mustard and a little apple juice. They’re simple ingredients, but when paired with the toppings it makes for a delicious and healthy burger. Another great thing about these turkey burgers is that they can be cooked in a skillet for those days when you want a burger, but aren’t about to go stand outside in 20 degree weather manning the grill.
The toppings for the turkey burger aren’t the usual lettuce and tomato although you could throw those on too if you wanted. Instead of lettuce and tomato this burger is topped with sharp cheddar cheese, slices of sweet apple and an incredible maple dijon sauce. It’s a classic flavor combination that gives you the perfect sweet, savory and salty bite.
For those of you doing low-carb feel free to wrap the turkey burger up in lettuce, eat it as is or even chop it up and put it on top of a salad. If you go the bun route, I always suggest toasting your bun for that nice toasty crunch. This Cheddar Apple Turkey Burger is a totally satisfying dinner for days when that burger craving hits and will make you forget all about the dry flavorless ones from the freezer section or the calorie bomb at the restaurant!
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