The Key to Awesome Turkey Burgers

February 4, 2013

​I have made a lot of turkey burgers over the last 2 years. I think I have just about perfected the recipe. Give it a try and let me know what you think. It is Paleo unless you put it on a bun. I can't eat a sandwich unless it is on a bun so... Ingredients:

  • 2lbs of Ground Dark Meat Turkey
  • 1/2 Green Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Red Pepper (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion (Chopped)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3-1/2 Coconut or Almond Flour
  • Salt and Pepper

This recipe is pretty straightforward. Put the green pepper, red pepper and sweet onion that has been Chopped into a food processor and mix it till the pieces are a bit on the fine side. Try and drain this a bit. No need to put through cheesecloth or anything. We are just trying to cut back the amount of juice that we put in the turkey as we will have to put more flour in to counteract the moisture from the onion and peppers.

Put the turkey in a large bowl. Put the eggs, onion and peppers in the bowl and mix it all together. Once it is mixed thoroughly slowly add the coconut or almond flour to the mixture to bring it back to a firm mixture instead of a wet mess. Form 1/4 pound patties. Salt and pepper according to taste.

I prefer to cook these on the grill over hardwood charcoal. Cooking time will depend on how hot the fire is. You will want to cover them for a bit while they are on the grill so the burgers don't get too burned. A little crispiness is good but a burger that is as black and hard as a hockey puck is not going to go over well.

If you cook them in the oven (400F) or on the stove, just make sure that they are cooked to at least 165F.