Food: The Divorce Turkey Burger

Is it possible to have and to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal alone? What if you are recently divorced and you did not have children with your spouse? What if all your friends are heading out of town with their significant others and with their families? What do you do? Can you celebrate Thanksgiving alone? I certainly think you can. And you don’t even have to make a fourteen pound turkey if you don’t want. What about a turkey burger instead? Here’s a recipe for a great Thanksgiving burger. It’s called Apple Maple Turkey Burger with Maple-Dijon Sauce and it is by Sandra Lee (Is the the girlfriend of Andrew Cuomo the New York Governor elect?) Well, it was on the food network and you can find the link here;

Apple Maple Turkey Burgers with Maple-Dijon Sauce



For Maple-Dijon Sauce:

For Burgers:

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/2 cup chunky applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Hamburger condiments


Set up grill for direct cooking over medium heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.
For Maple-Dijon Sauce: In a small bowl, stir to combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup; set aside.
For Turkey Burgers: In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients for burgers. Wet hands to prevent sticking and shape into 4 patties.
Place burgers on hot oiled grill for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until done.
Serve on buns with traditional burger condiments and a dollop of maple-Dijon sauce.

Note – Indoor: Prepare burgers as directed. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot add burgers and cook 5 to 7 minutes per side or until done.

 I haven’t actually tried it, but it has good reviews and it sounds delish. So why not? No? Well, I found a recipe for a Thanksgiving Turkey Burger. You might like this better:

There is no reason to feel like you are missing out on all the Thanksgiving fun just because you are divorced and find yourself solo this year. You an make yourself a delicious burger and nosh to your heart’s delight and contentment.