Bariatric Recipes of the Week:
Ground Turkey Burger

This ground turkey burger blends the flavors of ground turkey, apple, cranberry and spice.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (8 oz) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Preheat grill for direct-heat cooking.
  2. In medium-size bowl combine turkey, apple, coriander, salt and pepper. Mix gently. Evenly divide and shape turkey mixture into 4 burgers, approximately 3-1/2 inches in diameter.
  3. Grill turkey burgers 5 to 6 minutes per side or until 165ºF is reached on food thermometer and turkey is no longer pink in center.
  4. In small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, mustard, cinnamon and nutmeg. To serve, spoon sauce over burgers.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving:

200 calories, 25 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrate

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Recipe adapted from The National Turkey Federation