Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Juicy Turkey Burgers

Wait til you take your first bite out of this juicy burger!


1 medium apple, peeled and finely shredded
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
2 tablespoons grated onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons 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 lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
6 lettuce leaves
6 tomato slices


-In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties.

-Lightly grease grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat.

-Grill burgers, covered, over indirect medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato.

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