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New England Turkey & Baked Bean Burger

New England Turkey & Baked Bean BurgerYou don't have to visit Beantown to enjoy one of these tasty turkey burgers topped with baked beans and crispy strips of bacon.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) package PERDUE® Fresh Lean Ground Turkey or Fresh Ground Chicken
6 strips bacon
1 (15-ounce) can baked beans
1 tablespoon minced red onion
4 burger buns
Thin red onion slices
Thin tomato slices
1 lettuce leaf, any kind
Mustard and mayonnaise (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook bacon according to package directions. Let cool; break each piece in half. Set aside.
  2. If grilling, grease grill. Preheat grill or broiler.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir 2 tablespoons drained baked beans, along with the minced red onion, into the ground turkey. Shape into 4 burgers. Grill or broil, turning occasionally, 10 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center registers 170°F (76.6°C).
  4. Meanwhile, empty remaining baked beans into a small saucepan and heat on the stove, or on the grill if room allows. During the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking burgers, toast buns on the cooler portions of the grill.
  5. To serve, place each patty on a toasted bun. Top each patty with some bacon, a scoop of hot baked beans, and some red onion, tomato slices and lettuce. Spread mustard and mayonnaise on the top half of each bun if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 474; Total Fat 18g; Saturated Fat 5g; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 64mg; Sodium 1002mg; Total Carbohydrate 46g; Dietary Fiber 7g; Sugars g; Protein 28g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Perdue Farms.