Who doesn’t love a good juicy burger? I know my family can’t resist them. Why run out to the local hamburger restaurant when you can create fun and flavorful burgers right in your own kitchen. I love experimenting with new burger creations, and these Maple Cheddar Turkey Burgers are a great weeknight dinner along with a side of sweet potato fries and a fresh salad.
With the holidays just around the corner many of us are looking for easy recipes we can quickly whip up. These Maple Cheddar Turkey Burgers have become a favorite of my kids who tend to be picky eaters. I love the combination of the sweet maple syrup with the creamy melted cheddar cheese. The flavors make for a perfect fall burger. With many of us thinking turkey for Thanksgiving and the holidays, here is another way to incorprate turkey into a weeknight dinner.
I prefer using 94% lean ground turkey. You can easily substitute for ground beef if you prefer. Lightly toast some fresh bakery rolls before serving and spread a little maple-dijon mustard for some additional flavor. Sprinkle with french fried onions or even caramelized onions for one delicious burger!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon plain bread crumbs
- ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon McCormick Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 4 slices of cheddar cheese
- 4 hamburger rolls
- ¼ cup french fried onions for serving (optional)
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- Spray large skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.
- Combine turkey, maple syrup, bread crumbs, worcestershire sauce, maple seasoning, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix until combined.
- Divide meat into 4 equal size balls and gently form to make patties.
- Place patties on preheated skillet and cook about 7 minutes per side until cooked thoroughly.
- Top with cheese and continue to cook until melted.
- Serve on hamburger rolls with maple dijon mustard and french fried onions.
- Combine dijon mustard and maple syrup in a large bowl and stir until combined.
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