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Zesty Turkey Burgers

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 31 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 625 1 serving

No more bland burgers...these easy to make turkey burgers use interesting ingredients, like cranberry sauce, mustard and salsa, to ensure that they're moist, juicy and really flavorful.


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons canned cranberry sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 1/4 pounds 85% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese or smoked Cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 4 Pepperidge Farm® Soft White Hamburger Buns, split and toasted
  • 1 large orange, peeled and cut into thin slices
  • 8 leaves green leaf lettuce
  • 4 thin slices red onion


  • Tips

    • Easy Substitution: Also delicious with ground beef, chicken or pork.
  • Step 1

    Stir the mayonnaise, cranberry sauce and mustard in a small bowl.

  • Step 2

    Thoroughly mix the turkey, picante sauce, cilantro and thyme in a medium bowl. Shape the turkey mixture into 8 (1/2-inch thick) burgers. Place 1/4 cup cheese in the center of each of 4 burgers. Top each with another burger. Pinch the edges of the burgers to enclose the cheese.

  • Step 3

    Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the burgers for 10 minutes or until cooked through, turning them over once halfway through the grilling time. Grill the orange slices for 1 minute, turning them over once halfway through the grilling time.

  • Step 4

    Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the top halves of the buns. Place the lettuce leaves on the bottom halves of the buns.  Top with the burgers, orange slices and onion, if desired.

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Calories 625
Total Fat 37 g
Sat. Fat 11.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 116 mg
Sodium 883 mg
Total Carb 41 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 15 g
Protein 29 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 26 %DV
Iron 14 %DV
Potassium 10 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.