Today’s foodie Friday recipe was actually cooked up on Thursday for dinner. I adapted this recipe from here. I’m personally a big fan of onions and garlic in everything and I found the initial recipe to be a bit wet, not holding together very well. I’m also not a huge fan of mustard so I changed things up a bit.

Sorry for no photo of the food this time round folks, we gobbled it up before photos could be taken! It was hungry night. And these babies sure are filling!

Apple Maple Turkey Burgers

Serves 4


8 strips of bacon
3 tbsp maple syrup

1 lb ground turkey
½ cup chunky applesauce (or homemade apple butter)
3 tbsp maple syrup
½ med yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp Italian or poultry seasoning (sage, basil, oregano, parsley, garlic)
1 egg
1 cup oats
black pepper

2 roma tomatoes
1 Avocado, sliced
Alfalfa sprouts
4 multi-seed buns
2 tsp salad cream

The How-To

1. Pre-heat oven to 400˚F.
2. On a parchment lined baking sheet lay out the strips of bacon. Drizzle 1.5 tbsp of maple syrup over the strips – make sure to drizzle the maple syrup lengthwise over the strips instead of back and forth; you want the syrup to stay on the strips.
3. Bake the strips for 10 minutes.
4. Flip the strips over and drizzle the remaining 1.5 tbsp over them. Bake for another 5 minutes.

5. Combine the second section of ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well.
6. Form into patties.
7. Fry in a pan (or on the grill) for 5 minutes per side. Cover for 2 minutes. Make sure the burgers are fully cooked by cutting into the middle of one.

8. Butter the buns, cover one side in salad cream (mayo).
9. Garnish the buns with the avocados, tomatoes and sprouts. Top with the burger and the bacon.



2 responses »

  1. Food Stories says:

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