Big Juicy Apple Cheddar Burgers

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Serves: 4

These delicious chicken burgers are topped with whole berry cranberry sauce mixed with Dijon mustard. They are a nice change from the usual mustard, relish and ketchup.


1/4 cup (60 mL) parsley, fresh, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 apple, medium, grated
1 lb (0.5 kg) chicken, ground, lean
1/4 cup (60 mL) breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) thyme, dried
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) black pepper
8 lettuce leaves
1/4 cup (60 mL) cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup (75 mL) cranberry sauce, whole berry, canned
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
8 hamburger rolls, whole wheat


1 Mince fresh parsley and garlic and grate the apple with the skin on. Combine with ground chicken, bread crumbs, dried thyme, salt and pepper in a bowl using clean hands. Divide into four equal parts and shape into round neat patties.
2 Spray BBQ grill with vegetable oil cooking spray and preheat on medium heat. Grill burgers with the lid closed - about 10 minutes per side. Burgers are done until a thermometer inserted into the centre of the burger reads 165ºF (74ºC).
3 Top with shredded cheddar being careful that it doesn't fall off burger. Cook a few minutes more until cheese melts.
4 Split and toast buns on grill.
5 Mix cranberry sauce and mustard in small bowl.
6 To serve, top toasted bun bottoms with 2 lettuce leaves, a grilled chicken burger, cranberry mustard and the other bun piece. Open wide!