Paleo Turkey Burgers

Have you been in a beef patty rut lately? Mix it up with these Paleo turkey burgers. They are loaded with protein and, given that they are quick and easy to make (not to mention absolutely delicious) – they’re great for the whole family. These burger patties can be grilled, broiled or cooked stove top on a pan. And don’t even think for a second that just because these burgers are Paleo, you have to go bun-less. The recipe for (the easy and delicious) Paleo hamburger buns is a perfect complement to these turkey burgers. What’s more, the possibilities are practically endless when it comes to topping off your burgers. Are you craving spicy, creamy or peppery? Do you want it piled high with roasted veggies or would you prefer to keep it simple with a fried egg? Ask your taste buds, make your patties, and begin designing your signature Paleo turkey burgers!

Paleo Turkey Burgers

Total Time to Make: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: Makes 4 patties

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • ¼ onion, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 bunch parsley, finely minced (amount to taste)

Directions

  1. Mince garlic, onion and parsley.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Divide the mixture into four equal parts. Using your hands, give the patties their shape.
  4. Place the patties onto a hot skillet and cook through until done, about 5 minutes on each side.

These burgers can be served on a bed of lettuce or on paleo hamburger buns. There are an endless number of options when it comes to topping off your paleo turkey burgers. In classic American burger fashion, you can add in some lettuce, tomato and even sauerkraut. Experiment with spices to satisfy your taste buds: cumin, garlic powder, paprika, red chili powder, and cayenne pepper can each add a different dimension and level of spice.

A nice spread of homemade paleo mayonnaise will make your burger absolutely heavenly. Caramelized onions are a sweet and succulent addition, while bacon provides an extra crunch. Roasted peppers and veggies also make for wonderful, healthy additions and roasted poblano or sweet peppers, in particular, are highly recommended. Adding a fried egg to your burger will help you pack even more protein. Fresh, creamy, nutritious guacamole can be easily made by mixing avocado, lemon juice, salt, cumin and even some cilantro if you like. Scoop the guacamole on top of the burger and keep on stacking high from there!

What Makes Paleo Turkey Burgers “Paleo?”

  • Most burgers are already Paleo, but paleo turkey burgers are even more paleo because there are no fillers (carbs or cheap ingredients) usually found with fast food places.
  • Though you can make some paleo hamburger buns, this is a bun-less version so it has a low GI.

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