These Cheddar Apple Turkey Burgers are grilled to perfection and topped with Kerrygold Aged Cheddar, sliced Gala apples, chopped walnuts, fresh spinach, and a healthy dose of apple butter. They're the perfect blend of savory and sweet and ideal for early fall grilling!
Have you ever given someone a gift you liked so much, you almost wanted to keep it for yourself? Well, I think that happened recently.....but not with anything I would have expected. No, it was with Jorden's new Weber grill. The one I got him for Father's Day. I am loving it! (Probably a little too much......)
Okay, definitely a little too much. Jorden is most definitely not so keen on the fact that I've been using it so freely. And to some extent, I can understand. It is his new toy, after all....and it's never a good idea to come between a man and his grill....
But when I had the idea for these Cheddar Apple Turkey Burgers, I knew it couldn't wait. The cheese, the apples, the walnuts, the apple butter. It had to happen, STAT! And once I tasted them, I knew all would be forgiven.
Although, I must say......when I looked at the aftermath of grilling these bad boys, I did have a twinge of guilt. Melted. cheese. everywhere. I guess that's what I get for loading them up and making them so amazing. And you better believe I have no regrets.
Cheddar Apple Turkey Burgers
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- ¼ c. rolled oats
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 8 oz. Kerrygold Aged Cheddar cheese
- 4 pretzel rolls
- 1 c. fresh spinach leaves
- ¾ c. apple butter
- ½ c. chopped walnuts
- ½ medium apple thinly sliced
To make burgers, combine ground turkey, rolled oats, egg, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and mix well. Form into 4 flat patties of equal size.
Grill over medium heat, flipping halfway through, until browned on the outside and cooked through. (*Top each with 2 oz. cheese immediately after flipping.)
Assemble burgers inside pretzel rolls by topping each with 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, 3 apple slices, ¼ c. spinach leaves, and 3 Tbsp. apple butter.