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Apple Cheddar Turkey Burgers w/Roasted Tomato Tahini

Holy turkey burger, Batman!  These are by far the best turkey burgers on the planet.  I’m not going to lie, it took me some time and patience to carefully prep and make the burgers just right, but it’s SO worth it.  I know we should probably skip the bun, but my Italian bread-loving husband just had to have the Hawaiian roll and I’m not one to say no to Hawaiian rolls.  These burgers were absolutely incredible, light but filling – simply perfection.  I’m actually drooling a little bit right now…maybe next time they’ll stay on the plate long enough to get a picture!

Ingredients:

¾ lbs ground turkey
1 small red onion, finely chopped
⅓ cup cubed sharp cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
½ cup shredded and peeled Granny Smith apple (about ¾ of an apple)
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Roasted Tomato Tahini Sauce

12 cherry tomatoes
5 tablespoons tahini
1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar
Pinch cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Preparation:

In large bowl combine ground turkey, onion, cheddar, dijon mustard, shredded apple, salt and pepper. With dampened hands shape into 4 burgers.  Grill over medium heat, flipping once until cooked through, about 8 minutes.  Alternatively, heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook burgers until golden brown, about 6 to 7 minutes per side.

To make the roasted tomato tahini sauce; thread cherry tomatoes onto metal skewers (or wooden ones soaked in water) and grill, turning frequently, until the skins begin to char and tomatoes are tender but not bursting, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Place in a blender with tahini, vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt and blend until smooth. Add a couple of tablespoons of water if too thick.

Source:  The Iron You

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