Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
And spinach with toasted pecans. This was a cook off winner in the brand name section of a Southern Living cookbook. It sounds interesting and that's why I'm posting it.
- 6 hamburger buns
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey
- 2⁄3 cup gorgonzola, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- cooking spray
- 2 cups Baby Spinach
for cranberry mustard
- 1⁄2 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
- 1⁄2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1⁄8 teaspoon dried red pepper, crushed
- Make cranberry mustard sauce first by mixing together all ingredients. Makes about 3/4 cup.
- Wrap buns in foil.
- Place pecans on a baking sheet.
- Bake the buns and pecans for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove pecans from the oven but leave the buns inches.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey with the next 4 ingredients. Blend well. Shape into 6, 3/4" thick patties.
- Cook patties in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat, 6 minute per side or until done.
- Remove buns from the oven and spread the cranbery mustard sauce on the buns to your liking.
- Arrange half of spinach leaves on evenly on the bottom halves of the buns, top with turkey patties, toasted pecans and remaining spinach.
- Top with with remaining bun halves.
- Serve with remaining cranberry mustard.
Great recipe. Made it tonight for family and everyone liked it even though they were skeptical when they heard what I was making. Sauce has too much mustard. I made as directed then added more cranberry sauce and it was much better. I would use half the amount of mustard next time. Even the toasted pecans worked which I thought was an odd addition as first. Will definitely make again. Great for a heart healthy meal or just a different spin on burger night.
These are absolutely delicious! A couple of changes I needed to make: substituting garlic powder for garlic salt, and onion salt for onion powder. It worked perfectly. Also - we had no whole cranberry sauce; so I whisked cranberry jelly until it was smooth, then added the mustard. I love to cook, and - like all of you, make adjustments to fit what's in the pantry, sometimes altering amounts, & adding an ingredient or two. Marg from GA
This is the best turkey burger I've ever had...and it is so easy to make! DH was impressed. Great mix of flavors...maybe a little heavy on the dijon for my taste but I'll just use a little more cranberry next time. Thanks...this is definitely a recipe we'll make again and again.