Summer is officially in full swing and the grills have emerged from their winter slumber. Whether you wish to cook outdoors or inside, this unique sweet and savory apple and cheese turkey burger by Cricket Azima from our friends at ArchetypeMe puts a new twist on the classic sandwich that the whole family will gobble up! This flavorful patty has an added fun factor- the cheese is built right in. Stretchy, gooey goodness guaranteed, as well as the accompanying smiles.
What Matters to Mom?
Work Now, Play Later: Make an additional batch of patties to freeze! Wrap the preformed raw patties individually in plastic wrap and store in the freezer. Simply defrost, cook, and enjoy!
The More The Merrier: Serve with your favorite cheese on top to make a double cheeseburger! Add sliced cheese on top in the last minute of cooking and serve warm.
Roll With It: Feel free to roll the mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs instead! They are great eaten on their own as an appetizer at parties ( a big hit at kid-centric events), turned into a sandwich, served with pasta or on a salad.
Yields 8 patties
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
3/4 cup finely diced apple
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, applesauce, breadcrumbs, diced apple, shredded cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.
2. Form mixture into 8 equal patties.
3. Grill over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until cooked completely through. Or cook in a large skillet drizzled with cooking oil for an equal amount of time.
4. Serve on a whole-wheat bun and dress as desired. Enjoy!
The Creative Kitchen™, LLC, teaches children about food and how to cook in a fun, safe, and educational manner. Targeting families with children ages two to teen, the company focuses on teaching, writing creative content and curriculum, special events, recipe development, spokesperson work, webisode production and consulting to present educational and entertaining content through food-related activities. The founder, Cricket Azima, is an expert in cooking for and with children. She inspires kids to express themselves creatively through food and cooking, while complementing lessons with traditional educational material such as social studies, math, arts, science, and more. Visit www.thecreativekitchen.com for more information.