This sandwich looks a bit plain, but appearances can be deceiving. It's packed with flavor. Mustard, herbs and lemon zest season the meat, which is topped with wine-poached pears, sharp cheddar and pepper jelly. The recipe comes from Jen Smallwood of Portsmouth, Virginia, who earned an honorable mention in our 2012 Best of the Midwest recipe contest.

Source: Midwest Living


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20 mins
13 mins to 15 mins


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  • In a medium skillet, combine the pear slices, wine, lemon juice and enough water to just cover the pears. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer until the pear softens, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pear slices to a plate; set aside.

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  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine the turkey, green onions, mustard, lemon peel, thyme, salt and pepper. Shape into 4 equal patties.

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  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the turkey patties and cook, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink (170°F). Top with pear slices and cheese. Cover and cook until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Spread 1 tablespoon jelly on each roll bottom. Top with a turkey burger and the roll top.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; total fat 14g; saturated fat 6g; polyunsaturated fatg; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 85mg; sodium 964mg; potassium 117mg; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 6g; sugar 19g; protein 36g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 389IU; vitamin c 6mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 242mg; iron 2mg.