Apple & Cranberry Turkey Sausage Burger

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

We can't be the only ones craving Thanksgiving food in the summer, right?  MMM we love Thanksgiving!  There is nothing like momma's sausage stuffing with cranberries and apples.  So we thought we would put a summer friendly twist on one of our favorite holiday foods!  Entering the Apple and Cranberry Turkey Sausage Burger ;)

When you think Thanksgiving you think of HOURS in the kitchen and gaining about 5 pounds right??  No need to worry ladies as our burger is, of course, bikini friendly and will be on the table in under 30 minutes!  Start by chopping up your Thanksgiving flavors of apples, cranberries, red onion, garlic, celery, fresh rosemary and fresh thyme!  We simply sautéed this delicious combo and mixed this into our LEAN turkey sausage.  Of course, this would be equally as yummy with 99% lean ground turkey, but today we were craving the sausage!
Now send your man outside to grill up these bad boys!  While he works on that... you can work on the delicious Apple Slaw we topped our burgers with :)  We sliced up some golden delicious apples and mixed that up with a BAG of coleslaw mix.  Easy right?  We dressed our slaw with a combo of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, apple cider, honey Dijon, and lots of fresh pepper!

Toss your grilled burger onto a 100 calories whole wheat bun and pile on the coleslaw and enjoy for under 500 calories!  Serve this with a side veggie of your choice and you are good to go!
Happy Thanksgiving in July everyone!  Enjoy :)
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 5
Serving size: 1 burger topped with apple slaw
Calories: 373
Fat: 13.2 grams
Carbs: 46.5 grams
Dietary fiber: 6.1 grams
Protein: 18.1 grams
Thanksgiving Burger Ingredients
1 pound lean turkey sausage - 5 links
5 whole wheat hamburger buns
1/2 cup apple chopped
1/2 cup celery chopped
1/2 cup red onion
1/4 cup dried cranberries
5 garlic cloves minced
2 sprigs rosemary chopped
2 sprigs thyme chopped
non-stick spray
Apple Slaw Ingredients
1 cup apple sliced into thin strips
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. apple cider
1 tbsp. honey Dijon
3 cups Bagged cole slaw mix
Let's get cooking!
1.  Spray sauté pan with non-stick spray.  Sauté apple, red onion, celery, garlic, & cranberries for approx. 3 minutes to soften. 
2.  Slice casing on turkey sausage links lengthwise to remove meat from the case.  Mix sausage with apple mixture and rosemary and thyme.
3.  Form burger patties.  This mixture makes 5 burger patties.
4.  Either grill or use sauté pan with non-stick olive oil spray.  Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side.
5.  To make slaw - blend or whip together olive oil, Dijon, apple cider, apple cider vinegar, cranberries and fresh pepper.  Toss dressing over sliced apples and coleslaw.
6.  Top each whole wheat bun with one patty and coleslaw
Serves 5 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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  1. Wow this look absolutely delicious. yummy!!! How are you ladies doing. It's been a while. Would love to have you ladies write a guest post one day on my blog with one of your awesome recipes. If interested email me, would be great.
    take care

    1. Thanks Claudia! We would love to! Email us :D

  2. Love turkey sausage! This will have to get incorporated into the weekly dinner menu :)

  3. I could really use one of these right now...any extra ? ;P yumm


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