Turkey, chestnut and sage burgers

50 minutes


Turkey burgers

  • 500g of turkey mince
  • 250g of sausage meat
  • 1 tbsp of dried sage
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 20g of thyme, leaves picked
  • 100g of chestnuts, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp of cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

To serve

  • 6 burger buns
  • 6 slices of Emmental
  • 6 slices of tomatoes
  • 12 baby gem lettuce leaves
  • 2 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/4 orange, zested
  • 6 tbsp of cranberry sauce


For the burgers, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
Divide the mix into 6 equally-sized portions and shape into patties. Cover and chill in the fridge until required
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
Once chilled, place the tray in the oven for 5 minutes, then remove and place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Return to the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes, then remove and cover with foil
Toast the burger buns under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes on each side
Spread the cranberry sauce on the bottom half of each bun and top with a burger. Place on the baking tray and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the mayonnaise
Combine the mayonnaise, mustard and orange zest in a bowl. Dress the lettuce leaves in the mayonnaise mix
Remove the burgers from the oven, top with the tomato slices, dressed lettuce leaves and the rest of the mayonnaise. Serve immediately