Asian Turkey Burgers

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This is one of my first-ever freezer cooking recipes!  I came up with it long before my Whole30 days, so recently, I decided to give it a bit of a makeover.  The only swap needed was to replace the breadcrumbs in my original recipe with almond flour and to replace soy sauce with coconut aminos!

I also added a few other ingredients to up the flavor factor -- white pepper, green onion, and sesame oil!

These end up being a bit soft, so they are better off in a pan than on a grill!  They will hold up better if you use ground turkey breast instead of good ol' regular ground turkey.

They can also be chopped up while cooking to make a killer filling for lettuce wraps OR used as protein for a stir fry!


Asian Turkey Burgers

[Whole30 - Paleo - Gluten Free - Grain Free - Dairy Free]

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Ingredients:

40 oz ground turkey

2 eggs

2/3 cup almond flour

1/2 cup green onions, chopped (mostly green part)

1/4 cup red onion, minced

2 Tbsp minced garlic

2 Tbsp coconut aminos

1 Tbsp sesame oil

2 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp white pepper

Instructions:

  1. Add eggs to a large bowl and lightly beat.  
  2. Add all other ingredients and combine with a fork or with your hands.  Be careful not to over mix!
  3. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, and using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, portion the burger mixture into 10 equal scoops.  You may need to add a bit or take away from each one to make them all even.
  4. Form each scoop into a patty, spacing them out equally on the cookie sheet.  If all burgers will not fit on a single layer, top the first layer with another sheet of waxed paper and place any other patties directly on top of the first layer.

Freezing Instructions:

  1. Place trays in the freezer for about an hour or until the burgers are frozen on the outside.  
  2. Once solid, place burgers in zip-top bags.  I like to put two in a bag which is perfect for dinner for my husband and I.  If you have a vacuum sealer, that will keep them fresh even longer!
  3. Store all burgers in a gallon zip lock bag or airtight container in the freezer.

To serve:

  1. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or using defrost function on your microwave.
  2. To cook...
  • Cook in a skillet for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • Split into two patties before cooking to make sliders.
  • Chop as you cook so you end up with taco meat to use however you wish.