Turkey and Apricot Burgers

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These festive flavours are a fun twist on a classic burger: kids and adults love these. They are flavoured with grated carrot, parsley, dried apricots and garlic. The apricots add a lovely sweetness to the burgers too, just finely dice so that the dried fruit spreads evenly throughout the mix. Turkey mince is lighter than beef mince too, with a much lower fat content too. 

 
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  • 450g minced turkey breast, free range 
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed 
  • 1 small carrot, finely grated
  • 50g (6-8) dried apricots, finely diced 
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped 
  • 1 free range egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, to cook with

Preheat the oven to 180C (fan oven)

Take 1 tablespoon oil and gently cook the onion, to soften it for 8-10 mins; add the crushed garlic in the last 2 mins of cooking. Remove the onion and garlic mix from the heat and cool. Once cool combine the burger mix ~ turkey mince, onion and garlic mix, finely grated carrot, finely diced apricots, egg and chopped parsley. Using a spoon allocate equal size mini burgers. 

Take a large frying pan add 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown the burgers in batches (2-3 mins), remove to a baking sheet. Place the burgers in a hot oven to cook through, this will depend on the size, but for mini sized burgers 15 minutes approx in a hot oven. Check the burgers are completely cooked through, with no sign of pinkness in the meat. Drain on kitchen paper and serve. 

 Turkey and Apricot Burgers, with a side of oven baked sweet potato chips

Turkey and Apricot Burgers, with a side of oven baked sweet potato chips