The Ultimate Clean Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burger - The Fit Peach

The Ultimate Clean Turkey Burgers

paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free

Meet your newest, juiciest, healthy bff - the turkey burger. Turkey burgers are awesome alternatives to your standard beef burger. Packed with flavor, loaded with lean protein, and quickly cooked stove top, it’s a no brainer!

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These turkey burgers are a go-to in our house. They are great for meal-prep, quick lunch, or a Friday night date night! Enjoy them “naked” on top of crunchy lettuce, on top of a salad, inside a burger bowl with fresh ingredients, or just sandwiched between your favorite bun.

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I like to use super lean ground turkey (99% lean if I’m lucky, but 85% can be easier to find). The trick is to add in your own healthy fats to take the juicy factor up a notch. Think rich olive oil, or smooth avocado oil, or some macadamia nut oil if you’re feeling fancy. The spices are also key here. I love adding nutritional yeast* into my savory recipes if you haven’t noticed. Throw in some fresh black pepper, paprika, and a little sea salt and you’ve got yourself a SUPER easy, flavorful burger ladies and gents!

*New to nutritional yeast? It’s simply an inactive yeast that packs a lot of nutrients (hence the name). It adds a little “cheesy” flavor to dishes but contains no dairy. Interested? Check out my “cheesy” popcorn, or this cauliflower alfredo pasta, or maybe these easy turkey meatballs.

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The Ultimate Clean Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (I shoot for 85-99% lean)

  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil (split into 1 tsp, 2 Tbsp, and 1 Tbsp)

  • 1/2 cup white onion (diced)

  • 1 cup mushrooms (chopped)

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup green onions

  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • dash of sea salt

Toppings (optional)

  • Lettuce

  • Tomato slice

  • Red onion slices

  • Avocado slices

  • Sprouted Wheat Bun

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat

  2. Add diced onions to skillet and let cook for about 3 minutes

  3. Add chopped mushrooms to the skillet with the onions and cook for an additional 2 minutes then remove from element to let cool

  4. Place ground turkey in a mixing bowl and add in all remaining ingredients except 1 Tbsp of olive oil , including the cooked mushrooms and onions

  5. Mix ingredients thoroughly either with hands or with a large spatula

  6. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and roll into a bowl, place on a tray, and pat down the top of the ball so it forms a ‘disk-like’ form

  7. Heat reserved 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet over medium-low heat, place turkey burgers in skillet, and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side until cooked to your desire


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