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Slow-Cooked Turkey Burgers with Blood Orange Aioli

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For those who enjoy cooking and experimenting with new flavors, the thrill of a creative new recipe never ceases to amaze. Give this innovative and delicious recipe for blood orange and garlic aioli on slow-cooked turkey burgers a whirl. It's a great way to enjoy a healthier version of the hamburger and your friends will love digging into these flavorful patties topped with two toasted English muffins.

When entertaining, slow cooking your turkey burgers is a great way to allow yourself more time to prepare. Once the patties have been made, you can control cook time with the programmable countdown slow cooker. The Crock-Pot® 6.5-Quart Countdown Touchscreen Digital Slow Cooker allows you to set cook time anywhere from 3 to 20 hours on the high or low temperature settings, optimizing flexibility and preparation time. For example, cook times can be shortened or lengthened depending on your needs. If you won't by home by the time the slow cooker is finished, simply set a longer time and it will adjust accordingly. Customizable cook times help your party go off without a hitch!

Slow-Cooked Turkey Burgers
Substituting turkey for beef gives these burgers a healthy flair and the addition of spices, cheese and orange zest make for a delicious mouthful with each bite.


  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 poblano chiles, roasted and diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Dash pepper
  • Toasted English muffins
  • Sliced tomato and lettuce, for topping


  1. Use a non-stick cooking spray in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. In a food processor, combine the cilantro and onion until well combined.
  3. Add pine nuts and process until well incorporated.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
  5. Add chiles, cotija cheese, orange zest, 1 beaten egg, ground turkey, cumin, oregano leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  6. Mix well with hands.
  7. Divide mixture into 4 large patties, or 8 smaller patties.
  8. Use hands to form patties and place in bottom of slow cooker.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or on high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until cooked through.
  10. Cook time may vary depending on thickness of patties.
  11. Serve on toasted English muffins with blood orange and garlic aioli from recipe below and desired toppings.
Slow cooking turkey burgers is a healthy and tasty alternative for making hamburgers.Slow cooking turkey burgers is a healthy and tasty alternative for making hamburgers.
Slow cooking turkey burgers is a healthy and tasty alternative for making hamburgers.

Blood Orange and Garlic Aioli
Creating this zesty and flavorful aioli while your turkey burgers are slow cooking is easy. What's more, this special sauce will tantalize your taste buds for the burgers to come.


  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons zest and juice of 1 blood orange
  • 3 cloves roasted garlic, mashed to a paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Clean your food processor.
  2. Add the egg and mustard and process until smooth.
  3. Use the processor chute to add the olive oil.
  4. Then add orange juice and zest and mashed garlic.
  5. Pulse to combine well, adding salt and pepper as necessary for desired taste.
  6. Spread aioli on either side of toasted English muffins and top with turkey burger, lettuce and tomato.
  7. Enjoy!
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Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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