Turkey Bacon Burgers with Sweet Apple and Onion

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It’s fall y’all! You should have expected an apple recipe to soon follow my post about our trip to the apple orchards, so here it is! If you think this post may sound familiar, then you could be thinking of my more savory apple turkey burgers, but I promise, this burger I am about to share has a whole new flavor profile. When I say “sweet” and “apple” don’t think of pie, think of barbecue and smoked applewood. While this burger isn’t as savory as my last turkey burger, it’s definitely a fall must-try recipe that I don’t want you to be turned off to. I paired these burgers with this side, except, to tie into the sweet side of the burgers, I added some diced yams in with the rest of my potatoes. SO GOOD.

What you need:
– 1 lb. ground turkey
– 3-4 strips of bacon
– 1 apple peeled and chopped
– 1/4 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
– 1/4 c. bread crumbs [I used glutino’s gluten free panko]
– 1/2 Tbs rosemary
– 2 tsp salt
-2 tsp pepper

In a skillet, start cooking your bacon until the edges begin to curl up. Add your apples and onion to the skillet, and cook until soft. Remove everything from the skillet, leaving in some bacon grease [you’ll use to cook the burgers in later]. Chop up your cooked bacon into tiny pieces and mix together with the apple and onion. In a large bowl, mix together your meat, spices, and bread crumbs. Add 2/3 of your apple-bacon mixture to your meat mixture. Form patties and cook in your bacon skillet.

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When your burgers have cooked, turn to low heat, and top them with the remainder of the apple-bacon mixture and lay a piece of cheese on top to melt. I swear that apple, onion, bacon mix is so good I could’ve eaten it straight from the bowl

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I dressed our burgers with swiss cheese and baby kale, on a toasted bun, smeared with mayo. Feel free to mix and match whatever toppings you want and as always, ENJOY!

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