This is like a full turkey dinner in a burger. It is a burger made with ground turkey, filled with stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce. You could also top with gravy for the full deal!!!
A burger that tastes like Thanksgiving or Christmas any time you like.
You will need:
- 1/2 onion
- 1 carrot
- 1 celery
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2 sage leaves
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary
- 2 cooked sausages- like mild or hot Italian grilled or cooked in a pan
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to your taste
- 1-2 tbsp cranberry sauce – more to serve on top of burger
- 1/2 pound of ground turkey (a mix of dark and white meat or all dark is best-ground breast is too dry.
Step 1: make the stuffing by adding onion, carrot, celery, fresh thyme leaves, fresh sage leaves, fresh parsley, fresh rosemary and cooked sausages into a food processor. Puree until finely minced.
Step 2: with a few tbsp of olive oil cook for 6-7 minutes until most of the water from the vegetables has cooked out. Add salt and pepper and taste. Adjust to your preference.
Step 3: add a few tbsp of cranberry sauce. I make my own however store bought is fine. If you don’t have any you can substitute some blackberry or currant jam. Let cool completely.
Step 4: you can form 2 thin patties and add the filling to the middle by hand or I have used a small lid to use as a form. Place one thin patty as the bottom (it can’t be too thin or the dressing will not be covered) place a ball of stuffing/dressing in the center and top with another thin patty. Mould to enclose the stuffing. Repeat.
Step 5: you can grill these or simple place in a hot cast iron pan with a bit of olive oil. Cook on both sides to develop some browning. Then finish in a 375 degree F oven for another 7-8 minutes to cook through.
Top with more cranberry sauce, some gravy or just some lettuce and tomato.