Thanksgiving Burger


Thanksgiving Burger

Get ready to feast because I'm about to drop some knowledge on you: the Thanksgiving Burger. Imagine this masterpiece: juicy turkey patty, stacked with all the fixings from your favorite holiday spread—cranberry sauce, Thanksgiving ranch, crispy onions in place of stuffing. Yeah, you heard me right. It's like Thanksgiving dinner between two buns, and it's straight-up epic. So when's the best time to indulge in this flavor explosion? Let me tell you, it's a game-changer for those post-Thanksgiving leftovers, the ultimate way to relive the holiday vibes any time of year, or when you just need a taste of that comfort food magic. So grab a napkin, because things are about to get messy in the best possible way.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course lunch, sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Burgers


For the cranberry BBQ sauce

  • 1 can of cranberry jelly
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (any kind)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp black molasses
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

For the Thanksgiving ranch

  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup dill
  • 1/4 cup rosemary
  • 1/4 cup thyme
  • 1/4 cup sage
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For the burger

  • 4 ground turkey burgers
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 Kings Hawaiian burger buns
  • 12-15 sliced pickle chips
  • 1/2 cup crispy onions


  • For the cranberry BBQ sauce, combine the cranberry jelly with cranberry juice, ketchup, hot sauce, vinegar, honey, molasses, liquid smoke, garlic and onion powder, salt and pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and continue to cook until a BBQ sauce consistency is formed.
  • Lay down the bacon on an aluminum foil lined baking tray. Add some of the BBQ sauce to both sides and cook at 375°F for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, flip the strips and apply some more BBQ sauce. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Combine all the ranch ingredients in a food processor or blender and combine until a smooth ranch-like texture is formed.
  • Fry the ground turkey on both sides for about 3 minutes. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on top.
  • Toast the buns on both sides and then assemble the burger. Add some ranch to the bottom bun and then place the burger on top. Place the bacon oin the cheese, followed by some crispy onions and pickles. Spread the cranberry BBQ sauce to the top bun and enjoy!
Keyword burger, Thanksgiving

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