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Whole 30 Turkey Burger Recipe

Paleo Turkey Burger with Sweet Potato Buns |These paleo turkey burgers are so juicy and flavorful inside and crispy outside. Paired with THICK sweet potato buns, these healthy turkey burgers make the perfect whole 30 meal and summer grill party. This turkey burger recipe is also high protein, low carb, gluten free and paleo. |#paleorecipe #whole30approved #whole30recipe #healthydinner #burgerrecipe #healthyfood #turkeyburger

These paleo turkey burgers are so juicy and flavorful on the inside and crispy on the outside. Paired with thick a couple slices of sweet potato “buns”, these healthy turkey burgers make the most perfect whole 30 meal and summer grill party!

 

Summer is in full force here in Charlotte! This paleo turkey burger recipe is here just in time for you to rock out my grill out parties.

Not gonna lie, these whole 30 turkey burgers are possibly the best kind I have made. Ever. They are packed with veggies, aromatic and seasoning, grilled or pan seared to perfection, then topped with fresh avocado in between a couple slices of thick and crispy sweet potato buns. Hea-ven.

 

Why Do I love Paleo Turkey Burgers

 

Confession – Growing up I never liked ground meat. Yes, I was one of those picky children. But now though, I love prepping turkey, bison burgers, or Italian meatballs for dinner and meal prep almost every week.

1. Easy Way to Pack Veggies and Flavors

I can easily pack veggies and so much flavor in them. Every bite is like an explosion of flavors.

2. Great for meal prep

Unlike beef or bison burgers, turkey burgers have to be fully cooked. I always hesitate to reheat my bison burgers because I don’t want to ruin the perfect medium rare on the inside. On the other hand, these turkey burgers are just as tasty and juicy as when they freshly come off of the grill. I always make a batch or two on the weekend and save them for the week as a healthy, quick and satisfying dinner.

3. High Protein, Low Fat

Turkey meat incredibly lean, high in protein, and with almost no fat content.

 

What to pack in Whole 30 Turkey Burgers

 

A Variety of Vegetables

Cilantro

Fresh cilantro elevates the flavor of these turkey burgers. I love using cilantro in lot of my recipes (thanks to my dad’s home cooking inspiration). You probably see me meal prepping egg muffins on my Instagram stories every Sunday with fresh cilantro. Tip: When buying cilantro, you want to make sure the bunch smells very strong. The more fragrant they are, the fresher they are.

Poblano peppers

Red or yellow bell peppers also are amazing in these turkey burgers. I especially adore poblano peppers because they add a little extra heat to the burgers.

Onion and Garlic

Needless to say, these two are my aromatic essentials. I could probably eat a bowl of sautéed onion and garlic on its own. (I’ve never done it, but I could. Just saying.)  

 

The Best Ways to Cook Paleo Turkey Burgers

1. Cast Iron Skillet

2. Grill

The key is to cook turkey burgers in very hot oil but medium heat so we can have the crispiness on the outside, juicy and moist texture on the inside. Therefore either you are using grill or cast iron skillet, make sure you pre heat the oil greased grill or cast iron pan really hot first. Turn the heat to down to medium right before putting the turkey burgers in to prevent them from burning.  

 

How to serve Whole 30 Turkey Burgers

1. With Lettuce Wrap for a low carb, keto option

2. With Sweet Potato Bun for Whole 30 option

3. “Bun-less” Buddha bowl for a satisfying lunch delight

. These turkey burgers are incredibly juicy and tender on the inside, super crispy on the outside. Not only they are so healthy, but also packed with veggies and flavors. Now scroll down to check out the full recipe for these turkey burgers – the perfect easy Whole 30 dinner, summer grill party and meal prep for the whole week. Ooo also I look forward to seeing your creations! You can use “Tried it” on Pinterest or share on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseats  

 

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Yield: 4 burgers

Whole 30 Turkey Burger

Whole 30 Turkey Burger

This paleo turkey burger recipe paired with
thick and crispy sweet potato buns make the perfect whole 30 meal and summer
grill party

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb  ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp  almond flour
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil divided

Add-In

  • 1/4  cup  chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup  chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup  chopped poblano pepper
  • 2 clove garlic minced

Spices

  • 1 tsp  salt
  • 1 tsp   black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp   sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp  cumin

Instructions

  1. Heat up 1 tbsp avocado oil in a pan, saute all the veggies, aromatic for about 3-4 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the turkey, egg, almond flour and 2 tbsp avocado oil.
  3. Add sautted veggies and spices. Mix gently with your hands until the veggies are evenly distributed through the turkey meat. 
  4. Rub a bit of oil into your hands to prevent turkey meat sticking to them. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, then form into patties.
  5. Heat up 1 tbsp avocado oil in a cast iron skillet until it shimmers. Place turkey burger patties into the skillet, leaving a little space in-between. Sautee 5-6 minutes, or until a good crust forms. Flip and sautee the other side of additional 4-5 minutes.

Sweet Potato "Bun"

  1. Cut sweet potatoes into circles. Rub in some avocado oil and salt.
  2. Bake 400 F for 30 minutes. Flip half way

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

Yield: 4 burgers

Whole 30 Turkey Burger

Whole 30 Turkey Burger

This paleo turkey burger recipe paired with
thick and crispy sweet potato buns make the perfect whole 30 meal and summer
grill party

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb  ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp  almond flour
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil divided

Add-In

  • 1/4  cup  chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup  chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup  chopped poblano pepper
  • 2 clove garlic minced

Spices

  • 1 tsp  salt
  • 1 tsp   black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp   sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp  cumin

Instructions

  1. Heat up 1 tbsp avocado oil in a pan, saute all the veggies, aromatic for about 3-4 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the turkey, egg, almond flour and 2 tbsp avocado oil.
  3. Add sautted veggies and spices. Mix gently with your hands until the veggies are evenly distributed through the turkey meat. 
  4. Rub a bit of oil into your hands to prevent turkey meat sticking to them. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, then form into patties.
  5. Heat up 1 tbsp avocado oil in a cast iron skillet until it shimmers. Place turkey burger patties into the skillet, leaving a little space in-between. Sautee 5-6 minutes, or until a good crust forms. Flip and sautee the other side of additional 4-5 minutes.

Sweet Potato "Bun"

  1. Cut sweet potatoes into circles. Rub in some avocado oil and salt.
  2. Bake 400 F for 30 minutes. Flip half way

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

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