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Turkey Burger with Dressing & Cranberry Sauce {aka: Thanksgiving Burger}

It's your favorite holiday flavors in a burger!  Yes, with this Turkey Burger with Dressing & Cranberry Sauce {aka: a Thanksgiving Burger}, you can enjoy your favorite holiday flavors in one juicy and delicious burger.  And oh my, is it good.

Turkey Burger with Dressing & Cranberry Sauce {aka: Thanksgiving Burger} image


I'm a huge fan of burgers.  And I'm a huge fan of holiday flavors ... especially stuffing {or dressing}.  So I figured, why not combine these loves?

And I'm oh so glad I did.  Because this Turkey Burger with Dressing & Cranberry Sauce is ah-MAZ-ing.

These burgers are pretty quick and easy to whip up if you've got some leftover stuffing on hand.

Which was good for me yesterday.  Because I had just gotten home from a trip and needed something pretty quick and easy to whip up for dinner.

 Mmmm hmmmmm ... I was on an absolutely fabulous blog-related trip with these wonderful ladies.  Have you met them and their blogs?  Oh, let me tell ya, you should!

These wonderful ladies are {front row} Christy from Southern Plate and me! ~ Tracey, that is, {back row} Chris from Celebrations at Home, Paula from Call Me PMc, and Sommer from A Spicy Perspective.

We had so much fun traveling to Andalusia, Alabama to spend time with this fabulous lady at her home ...


We cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner with Sister Schubert in her kitchen, complete with making her famous Parker House Style rolls from scratch.

We stayed at the Hickory Ridge Lodge, a really cool rustic antique-furnished lodge we had all to ourselves.  You had to walk across a pond on a wooden bridge to get to the lodge, and I was always afraid I was going to trip and fall in the pond.  Because, you know ... my Mom doesn't call me Miss Grace for nothing.  Nope.  I get that name for my complete and utter lack of it.  

I made the other bloggers swear that if I did  trip and fall in the pond, there would be absolutely no pictures!!!  Thankfully, I crossed safely each time. {Even in the dark with a little flashlight.}


We got a little goofy with the lodge's antler collection ... Think we could get jobs as Santa's new reindeer??


Stay tuned for a more detailed post about our visit with Sister Schubert!  I'll be sharing a whole lot more later this week, and can't wait to tell you all about it.  It was so much fun!  And Sister is such a wonderfully kind lady.

Until then, I think I'll be dreaming of a big fat Thanksgiving Burger, complete with my favorite slow cooker dressing & homemade Grand Marnier cranberry sauce.  I'm definitely looking forward to the next time I make these.  Hmmmm ... probably with those yummy Thanksgiving leftovers that'll be around later this week!

Thanksgiving Burger image
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Turkey Burger with Dressing & Cranberry Sauce {aka: Thanksgiving Burger}
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary {or 3/4 tsp. dried}
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 pieces dressing or stuffing
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 T. whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • butter {optional}
  • olive oil
Directions
  1. Place ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. Divide mixture into 4 equal pieces and shape into burger patties.
  2. Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add burger patties and cook until burgers are cooked through, approximately 12 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally. {If the burgers are getting too browned on the bottom before they're cooked through, I pour about 1/4 cup of hot water in the pan and continue cooking.}
  3. With the burgers still in the pan, place a piece of dressing on top of each burger and top with a slice of provolone. Heat until cheese is melted, covering the pan if needed.
  4. Place burgers on buttered {optional} buns and top each burger with about a tablespoon of cranberry sauce.
If you don't have leftover dressing on hand, you can whip some up.  Combine herb-seasoned stuffing mix {I use Pepperidge Farm}, sauteed onion and celery, and chicken broth ~ enough broth to make the mixture moist and stick together in clumps when squeezed in your hand.  Add a touch of salt and pepper.  Place mixture in a baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

Please enjoy these other holiday flavor-inspired creations from The Kitchen is My Playground ...



Holiday Mulled Cranberry Tea


Thanksgiving Burger photo


This post is linked with Weekend Potluck.

9 comments

  1. Love the idea of a Christmas-inspired burger - especially one as beautiful as this! Pinning :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Nicola. I appreciate you stopping by, and appreciate the Pin!

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  2. Yummy! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

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  3. I LOVE this idea for a Christmas burger!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  4. Looks like a fun trip! This burger looks AMAZING! Thanks for linking up with SNF! Pinned to our party board!

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  5. Your trip to Hickory Ridge Lodge sounds amazing, Tracey, and how cool to meet up with the other bloggers too! I love how this burger has all the flavours of Thanksgiving in a yummy package like it does! Pinning and sharing. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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  6. This is a great Turkey Burger, yum! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Come to next weeks Thanksgiving party on Tuesday at 8:00 am, CST, see you then!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing on the Whisk It Wednesday Link Party. Tomorrow your post will be featured on this week's party! Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Carrie @ Carrie's Home Cooking

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  8. These look so amazingly good! I'd love to have you share at our what's for dinner party! http://www.lazygastronome.com/whats-dinner-sunday-link-party-124/

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