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Chipotle & Apple Turkey Burger With Mustard Herb Aioli

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time45 mins

Mixing a bit of heat from the chipotle, a bit of sweet thanks to the apple and a bit of zip from three kinds of mustard, these are moist and flavourful burgers the whole family is sure to love. The herb aioli is also fantastic when served with grilled chicken or fish, or as a dip for vegetables.

 1 Tbsp canola oil
 1 celery stalk. finely chopped
 3 green onions, finely chopped
 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
 1 apple, such as Granny Smith or Gala, cored, quartered and grated
 1 lb ground turkey
 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce or 1 tsp ground chipotle powder
 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
 1 tsp salt
 1 tsp dry mustard powder
 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
 ½ tsp pepper
 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  cup breadcrumbs
  cup mayonnaise
 2 Tbsp finely chopped chives
 2 Tbsp finely chopped basil leaves
 1 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp yellow prepared mustard
 1 tsp grated lemon zest
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
For Serving
 4 whole grain hamburger buns
 4 slices aged cheddar cheese
 8 slices cooked bacon
 ½ head butter lettuce
 1 tomato, sliced
 ¼ cup red onion, sliced

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the celery, green onions, and garlic. Sauté until just browned, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.


In a large bowl, combine the grated apple, turkey and remaining burger ingredients, as well and the cooled vegetables.


Stir everything together and form into four patties, each about 1 1/2 inches thick. Let them rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes, or keep them covered in the refrigerator until ready to grill.


While the meat rests, prepare the aioli: In a medium bowl, stir together all of the ingredients. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.


Heat the grill to medium-high. Cook the burgers until interior reaches 175°F, about 5 minutes per side.


Put a slice of cheese on each pattie during the last minute of cooking time.


Transfer the patties to a clean plate and tent loosely with foil.


Grill or toast the buns and spread each side with a bit of the aioli, and build the burgers with bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion.


Can use ground chicken instead of turkey.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 667
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g57%

Saturated Fat 11g56%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 177mg59%
Sodium 1547mg65%
Total Carbohydrate 40g14%

Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 10g
Protein 44g88%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.