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Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Westminster, Colorado

Savory Turkey Burgers with Pomegranate Molasses

Move over burgers with ketchup. Try this flavorful turkey burger served in flaky biscuits with a standout sauce.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1
bottle (16 oz) pomegranate juice
1/4
cup seedless red raspberry jam
2 1/2
teaspoons sugar
1 3/4
teaspoons lemon juice
3
tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons sour cream
2
teaspoons rosemary leaves, crushed
1 1/4
teaspoons ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground white pepper or ground black pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
lb 4 oz ground turkey
1/2
cup finely crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
1/3
cup finely chopped onion
1
can (10.2 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
5
leaves Bibb lettuce

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  • 1 To make pomegranate molasses, in 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat pomegranate juice, jam, sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon of the lemon juice over medium heat, stirring constantly, until jam is melted and sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally or until mixture is thickened and measures about 2/3 cup. Set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 3/4 teaspoon of the rosemary; mix well. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, stir together cumin, 1 teaspoon of the rosemary, white pepper and salt. In large bowl, combine turkey, cumin mixture, feta and onion; mix well. Shape into 5 (4-inch) patties. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 4 Separate dough into 5 biscuits; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops of biscuits with remaining 1/4 teaspoon rosemary; lightly press into dough.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6 Set oven to broil. Broil patties 6 inches from heat 4 minutes. Turn patties; broil an additional 6 to 9 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 165°F. Let stand 2 minutes.
  • 7 Split biscuits; spread mayonnaise mixture on split sides of each biscuit. Fill biscuits with patties and lettuce leaves. Divide pomegranate molasses evenly among 5 ramekins. Serve burgers with pomegranate molasses.
  • 1 To make pomegranate molasses, in 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat pomegranate juice, jam, sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon of the lemon juice over medium heat, stirring constantly, until jam is melted and sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally or until mixture is thickened and measures about 2/3 cup. Set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 3/4 teaspoon of the rosemary; mix well. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, stir together cumin, 1 teaspoon of the rosemary, white pepper and salt. In large bowl, combine turkey, cumin mixture, feta and onion; mix well. Shape into 5 (4-inch) patties. Cover; refrigerate.
  • 4 Separate dough into 5 biscuits; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle tops of biscuits with remaining 1/4 teaspoon rosemary; lightly press into dough.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 6 Set oven to broil. Broil patties 6 inches from heat 4 minutes. Turn patties; broil an additional 6 to 9 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 165°F. Let stand 2 minutes.
  • 7 Split biscuits; spread mayonnaise mixture on split sides of each biscuit. Fill biscuits with patties and lettuce leaves. Divide pomegranate molasses evenly among 5 ramekins. Serve burgers with pomegranate molasses.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
4g
4%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1110mg
1110%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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