Turkey Burger with Apple really turned a corner for me with my quest to find a great turkey burger recipe. I am usually not a fan of turkey burgers but this recipe has challenged me to find more ways to flavor up turkey.
This is a MUST try burger especially if you usually don’t like turkey burgers. I first found this recipe in my Taste of Home Light and Tasty 2002 Annual Recipes Cookbook. I reduce the amount of sage that is in the original recipe.
Cost Per Serving $3.66 as of May 2022
If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $21.95.
If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $12.34.
- Cost per serving reduces to $2.06.
I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.
Recipe serves: 6
Serving size: 1 burger
Equipment needed: grill, kitchen scale, zester and hand grater
Total time: 30 minutes
We first got a kitchen scale about 15 years ago and honestly I thought we would rarely use it. The truth is, I use it almost everyday for weighing correct measurements from meat to pasta.
I prefer this zester because it eliminates a garlic press for me. I use the zester for garlic, ginger, nutmeg, lemon, etc.
I’m not a fan of box graters because I don’t use the other 3 sides and water gets into the small grates and they eventually rust.
I can honestly say I don’t think I could grill efficiently without an instant read thermometer. It has stopped me from overcooking my meat every time I grill.
Let's grocery shop!
I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. There is a savings of about $9.61 if you have a stocked pantry.
Pantry & Spices
Total: $9.61 as of May 2022
rubbed sage $3.97
dried thyme $1.94
ground allspice $1.94
cayenne pepper $1.76
Total: $12.34 as of May 2022
1 - garlic bulb $0.50
1 - onion $0.62
1 - apple $0.60
1 - bunch fresh parsley $0.99
1 large tomato $0.91
1 head of lettuce $1.38
1 pound ground turkey $3.58
1 bag brown rice 16 oz $0.78
1 bag hamburger buns $2.98
|1 medium apple, grated|
|1/2 cup cooked brown rice|
|1/4 small onion, grated|
|2 garlic cloves, minced|
|1 teaspoon rubbed sage|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|1/2 teaspoon pepper|
|1/2 teaspoon dried thyme|
|1/4 teaspoon ground allspice|
|1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper|
|1 pound ground turkey breasts|
|2 tablespoons fresh parsely|
|6 whole wheat hamburger buns|
|6 lettuce leaves|
|6 tomato slices|
- Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
- Start your grill
- Grease the grill rack before grilling be careful of the flames.
- Grill burgers with the lid on for 5-8 minutes per side depending on your heat.
- Burgers will be done when the internal temperature is 165° F.
- I like to top my burger with mayo, lettuce and tomato. Enjoy!
This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $45 – Menu 5