Turkey Burgers with Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 40 min 6
Turkey Burgers with Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce
Health Highlights
These burgers are delicious, lean, and nutrient-dense. Plus, they are a great way to use up your leftover cranberry sauce following holiday dinners!


1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 small White onion (finely chopped)
1 medium stalk(s) Celery
1 medium Apple (tart apple; peeled and finely chopped)
454 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
1 large egg Egg (beaten)
1/2 cup Quick oats, gluten free, dry
1/3 cup, crumbled Feta cheese
1 clove(s) Garlic (crushed)
1/2 tsp Thyme, fresh
1 dash Sea Salt
1 dash Black pepper (freshly ground)
227 gm Cranberries (sauce)
6 tbsp Orange juice (sauce)
1/4 cup Water, filtered (sauce)
1/4 cup Honey, raw (sauce)
1/2 whole orange(s) Orange peel (zest) (sauce)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (sauce)
1 pinch Sea Salt (sauce)
1 dash Ginger root (sauce)
6 bun Hamburger bun, mixed grain (or gluten-free option)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and celery and sauté until the onions are translucent about 5-6 minutes.
  2.  Add the apple and sauté for another minute then remove from the heat to let cool slightly.
  3. Transfer the cooked vegetables to a large bowl and mix in the ground turkey, egg, oats, feta, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. The mixture will be quite wet.
  4. With your hands, form the mixture into burger patties.
  5. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until they are no longer pink in the center and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F). Alternatively, you can bake them in the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. 
  6. While the burgers are cooking, prepare the orange ginger cranberry sauce. In a medium saucepan, bring cranberries, orange juice, water, honey, orange zest, cinnamon, sea salt, and fresh ginger (if using) to a boil over high heat.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have burst and sauce is slightly thickened about 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. 
  9. Serve your burger patties with buns of choice or use lettuce for a low carb option. Best served with a side salad or baked sweet potato fries.


Quick Tip:

You can prep the burgers ahead of time and freeze them for quick dinners. Ensure to fully warm through the when re-heating to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Nutritional Highlights:

Turkey is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. It also contains the amino acid tryptophan, which is needed to make serotonin, a hormone important for mood and energy support.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 368
Calories from fat 86
Calories from saturated fat 24.6
Total Fat 9.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.0 g
Cholesterol 81 mg
Sodium 494 mg
Potassium 459 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 20.1 g
Protein 26.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.1
Grain 1.2
Meat 0.8
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.3

Energy sources