Apple Bacon Turkey Burgers
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Apple Bacon Turkey burgers are a lighter option made with ground turkey and topped with turkey bacon, green apple slices, and a honey mustard spread.
We love these Apple Bacon Turkey burgers any time of the year. Whenever I say we are having this for dinner my hubby always gets a little excited. My kids willing ate it (minus the sauce) and I was a happy camper because everyone ate really well. As burgers go these are a great flavorful AND healthy alternative, especially when served with sweet potato fries.
I honestly wouldn’t stick these turkey burgers on the grill unless you have one of these grill mats because the mix is so soft I would be afraid it would fall through. I do them in a well oiled cast iron pan inside which works just fine. And it’s perfect for the winter when you might not want to be outside on the grill.
If you didn’t want to use turkey bacon you could totally use regular bacon but it does mess with the lighter feel to the burgers but I know it would be just as tasty.
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Apple Bacon Turkey Burgers
- 8 Hamburger buns
- 2 Granny Smith Apples sliced
- 16 slices Turkey bacon, or regular bacon cooked
Honey Mustard Sauce
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp mustard we like Spicy Brown
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey breast
- 2 1/2 strips turkey bacon cooked and cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
- For honey mustard sauce: Combine mayonnaise, mustard, and honey in a small bowl; set aside.
- For turkey burgers: In a separate bowl, mix all of the burger ingredients together. Shape into 8 patties.
- Cook burgers over medium heat in large skillet or frying pan with 2-3 Tbsp oil. Cook on each side for 6 to 8 minutes until burgers are cooked to 160 F.
- Spread some sauce over top and bottom of buns. Add turkey burger and top with apple slices and bacon.
Recipe adapted from Apple Maple Turkey Burgers by Sandra Lee
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This looks great and I love how you seasoned the ground turkey and used applesauce in the mix! I bet that helped keep them moist!!
I think turkey burgers can tend to be a bit dry so the applesauce is an easy way to keep it from happening.
These look delicious! I love the combination of flavors.
That looks like a perfect dinner and heck anything the whole family eats without complaint is a win! What a perfect way to kick off AppleWeek!
If the whole family eats it I feel like a champion! It happens sometimes 🙂
This looks like a great combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing it with #AppleWeek
A great way to enjoy a burger without the guilt.
Thanks Wendy! I think so too!
How fun is this great idea. I love trying new things an these look amazing!
Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Burgers are just simply awesome arn’t they. If there is ever a chance for a healthy alternative, then I am jumping all over it!!! This looks delish.
Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning 🙂
Yum! I keep meaning to try turkey burgers. I heard they are healthier for you. I will have to give this one a try! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!
I’ve never tried having some apple with a burger! This sounds so good – I’ve pinned and can’t wait to try it 🙂
Apple sauce in turkey burgers?! That is such a good idea! I bet it has the added benefit of keeping them super moist too! My husband will love this recipe. 🙂
What a great combination of flavors!
Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!