December Turkey Burgers

December Turkey Burgers

December Turkey Burgers

Most people associate turkey with the holidays, but in my family, we eat it year round in many forms: turkey meat-loaf, turkey meatballs, turkey chili, turkey soup and on and on…I made these turkey burgers the other day, inspired by the festive season that is quickly approaching.  I live in the land of cranberries, so I added dried cranberries to the recipe, along with some poultry seasoning.  I served them with some cranberry sauce (sometimes I make my own cranberry chutney) and was so pleased with the result that I thought I would add it to the blog.  Many of you may be wondering where the bun is, but my husband and I always try to avoid a few extra carbs and generally eat these with some salad or steamed veggies.  However, if you want a sensational burger, put these patties on a bun with some mayonnaise and cranberry sauce.  Add a layer of your favourite stuffing.  Top it with a thin slice of colourful baked yam and you will have Christmas dinner on a bun!!  Yum…I’m making myself hungry!  I sure hope you enjoy these!


2 pounds lean ground turkey

½ medium white onion, diced

1 clove garlic, chopped

¼ cup green onions, chopped

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 ½ teaspoons salt

½ cup dried bread crumbs

½ cup dried cranberries

1 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning


Preheat oven to 375°

Place all ingredients into a medium bowl and blend until all ingredients are incorporated.  Form into palm-sized patties and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes, until the burgers are golden and cooked throughout.

Serve with cranberry sauce or cranberry chutney, or on a bun as I described above.  Bon appétit!

6 Responses to “December Turkey Burgers”

    • chefjulianna

      Hey Gypsy Moon! Thanks for the comment. Me too…I love cranberries and eat them with tons of things this time of year. Have a great week!

  1. Liz

    Lucky are those living in the land of cranberries. I wish I was your neighbour. The turkey burgers sound delicious, served in a bun with some chutney…have you posted that chutney recipe? I would love to try it. Have a wonderful day!!!

    • chefjulianna

      Hi Liz, yes, cranberry land is a delicious place to live! And no, I haven’t yet posted a recipe for the chutney. I will have to do that this month, the only problem is I have made quite a few!! I will have to pick out a good one and post it. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment! Have a great week!


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