Ground Meat

Thanksgiving Turkey Burger

A turkey and stuffing burger on a roll with garlic aioli topped with brie and cranberry sauce

The turkey and stuffing all in one burger topped with creamy brie, a sweet and tart cranberry sauce on a roll with garlic aioli

Let’s face the facts

As good as the Thanksgiving holiday is with the turkey, trimmings, stuffing and desserts, etc., the best part of the meal is always later on in the evening or the next day

Yeah I’m talking about those little turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches that you make on leftover dinner rolls


I actually think about those while eating the main meal

So how do you get to enjoy those flavors the rest of the year without the whole formal dinner?

Then and idea came to me

The Thanksgiving Turkey Burger!

Let’s get started

For a great Thanksgiving sandwich we will need some stuffing

In this case I’m going to use the stuffing as the binder in the burgers

We will need 1 small onion chopped, 2 cups of stale bread chopped, 1 chopped stalk of celery, 12 sage leaves chopped and 1/4 cup of chicken stock (more as needed)

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Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat

Add in the onions and celery and sprinkle with kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Cook 3-4 minutes or until the veggies start to soften

Add in the sage and cook another 2 minutes

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Add in the bread and cook 1-2 minutes to lightly brown it

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Add in some of the stock and start stirring the mixture around

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Continue to add the stock a bit at a time until the mixture sticks together and forms a stuffing

Be cautious because to much stock will cause the bread to fall apart and be mush

Remove from the heat and set aside to cool

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Next up we have 3 pounds of ground turkey

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Sprinkle the meat with some kosher salt and ground black pepper

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Next we will need 1 egg whisked, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

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Add all three to the turkey

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Next add in the cooled stuffing

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Using your hands gently fold the ingredients together

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Cover and chill at least 15 minutes in the refrigerator

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with cooking oil

Start scooping the meat out onto the sheet pan with a 1/2 cup measure

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This recipe yielded 12 burgers but for the purpose of this blog we are cooking eight

We are going to freeze 4 for another day

Form the burgers and make an indent in the middle to stop them from “doming” when they cook

Sprinkle with kosher salt and ground black pepper

Chill in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes

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While they are chilling a second time we can discuss a little Thanksgiving sandwich conundrum

Mayonnaise or no mayonnaise

My family is split down the middle on this but for this particular burger I’m going for it!

In fact I’m going all in and adding 1 grated garlic clove to 1/2 cup of mayo for a nice little garlic aioli!

Go big or go home!

Add the garlic to the mayo and give it a whisk

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Now you can certainly grill these or pan fry them but I’m going to cook them on my flat top

I’m heating 2 tablespoons of canola oil over medium high heat

Place the burgers down and cook 4-6 minutes

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Flip and cook another 4-6 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the burger registers 165 F

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Because this is a burger I’m going to break a Thanksgiving sandwich rule and add some cheese

And what would be more decadent than brie?

Not much!

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Add 2 slices of brie to each burger and allow to melt slightly

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Now for some assembly

Lay down a toasted roll

Yes toasted because it is just better

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Spread a little garlic aioli on the bottom

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Top with a burger

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We are going to finish this off with some Cranberry Sauce!

Click on our link to make your own!

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Dig in and enjoy our take on a Thanksgiving classic!

A turkey and stuffing burger on a roll with garlic aioli topped with brie and cranberry sauce

Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Thanksgiving Turkey Burger

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

For the stuffing

1 small onion

2 cups of stale bread

1 stalk of celery

12 chopped sage leaves

1/4 cup of chicken stock (more as needed)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

kosher salt

ground black pepper

For the burgers

3 pounds of ground turkey

stuffing mixture

1 egg whisked

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce

Kosher salt

ground black pepper

2 tablespoons of canola oil

sliced brie

burger rolls

For the toppings

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 grated garlic clove

Cranberry Sauce

Directions

For the stuffing

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Add in the onions and celery and sprinkle with kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Cook 3-4 minutes or until the veggies start to soften.  Add in the sage and cook another 2 minutes

Add in the bread and cook 1-2 minutes to lightly brown it.  Add in some of the stock and start stirring the mixture around. Continue to add the stock a bit at a time until the mixture sticks together and forms a stuffing.  Remove from the heat and set aside to cool

For the burgers

In a large mixing bowl sprinkle 3 pounds of ground turkey meat with some kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Add in 1 egg whisked, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and the stuffing mixture

Using your hands gently fold the ingredients together. Cover and chill at least 15 minutes in the refrigerator.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper sprayed with cooking oil. Start scooping the meat out onto the sheet pan with a 1/2 cup measure

Form the burgers and make an indent in the middle to stop them from “doming” when they cook.  Sprinkle with kosher salt and ground black pepper.  Chill in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes.  While they are chilling whisk together 1/2 cup of mayonnaise and 1 grated garlic clove and set aside

Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil over medium high heat on a cooking surface of your choice.  Place the burgers down and cook 4-6 minutes.  Flip and cook another 4-6 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the burger registers 165 F

Add 2 slices of brie to each burger and allow to melt slightly.  Now for some assembly.  Lay down a toasted roll.  Spread some garlic aioli on the bottom roll.  Add then burger and top with our Cranberry Sauce

Tools used to make this recipe

Blackstone 28 inch Outdoor Flat Top Griddle

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Mini Prep Glass Bowl

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Royal Classique 10 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set with Silicone Handles

Cooks Standard Multi-Ply Clad Stainless Steel Tagine and Extra Glass Lid, 4.5-Quart

Wilton Recipe Right Non-stick Cookie Sheet Set, 2-Piece

Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper

NuWave Flex Precision Induction Cooktop

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2 comments on “Thanksgiving Turkey Burger

  1. YUM. I love what you did here! Martha Stewart has a cranberry turkey burger that i just came across that I’d forgotten about. Very similar to this except she adds some cranberry sauce to the turkey meat. I like what you did, especially adding the aioli and Brie!

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