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Recipe: fruit & nut burgers

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Fruit & nut burgers serving suggestion

fruit & nut burgers


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, cut into 8 rounds
  • 4 tablespoons, Brie cheese, softened
  • 4 teaspoons marionberry or blackberry
  • 4 whole-grain artisanal rolls


Combine Ground Beef, walnuts, salt, pepper, and in a medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.

Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

Place two apple rounds on bottom of each roll; top with burger. Evenly spread cheese and preserves over burgers. Close sandwiches.

Test Kitchen Tips: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
Apple rounds may be grilled for 3 to 4 minutes, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 365 calories; 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 90 mg cholesterol; 496 mg sodium; 27 g carbohydrate; 2.0 g fiber; 30 g protein; 5.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.0 mg iron; 20.7 mcg selenium; 6.0 mg zinc; 76.9mg choline.

This recipes is an excellent source of protein, zinc, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and selenium, and a good source of iron.