Turkey Burgers with Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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10 min 40 min 6
Turkey Burgers with Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce
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Prep ahead to have for quick and fun family 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
1/4 tsp Sea salt
1/4 tsp 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)
1/4 tsp minced Ginger root (sauce)


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and celery and sauté until 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. Mix cooked vegetables, ground turkey, egg, oats, feta, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. The mixture will be quite wet. Form into patties.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook burgers over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes a side, or until no longer pink in the center and cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165F or 74C degrees. Alternatively, you can bake them in the oven at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F or 74C degrees.

Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

  1. 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.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cranberries have burst and sauce is slightly thickened about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. 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 Tips:

You can prep the burgers ahead of time and freeze for quick dinners. Ensure to fully warm through the chili when re-heating to an internal temperature of 165F or 74C degrees.

Nutritional Highlights:


High in protein, vitamins and minerals as well as the amino acid tryptophan that's needed to make serotonin important for mood and energy support.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 264
Calories from fat 64
Calories from saturated fat 21.3
Total Fat 7.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 280 mg
Potassium 398 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
Sugars 17.9 g
Protein 21.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.1
Meat 0.8
Milk Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.3

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