Mini Turkey Burgers (with Gluten-Free Protein Buns)
Ground turkey, What can you do with it? Lots of things! You can use it to make a turkey lasagne, turkey meatballs, ‘chili con turkey’, turkey pasta sauce, turkey enchiladas, or my all-time-favorite: Mini Turkey Burgers (with Gluten-Free Protein Buns). This is how I make them:
1 pack (400g) of mince turkey
1/2 diced red onion
1 thinly diced garlic clove
1/4 cup of ground oats (gluten-free or regular)
1 tbsp herbamere (or sea salt, I just love herbamere)
1/2 tbsp paprika
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional but lovely!)
1. First, cook up your onion and garlic on a nonstick pan further nonsticked with some coconut oil or a low-calorie cooking spray (like PAM). Cook the onions until they start to caramelize and brown.
2. Throw the onions and garlic into a bowl along with the rest of the above ingredients and mix everything together using your extremities or a good ol’ fashioned spatula.
3. Reach into the mix and shape six small burgers out of it – or four big ones.
4. Fry them up.
5. Stick them between some buns, add toppings etc, and enjoy!
I actually made some gluten-free protein buns using 1/8 cup of rice flour, 1/8 cup of buckwheat flour, 1/4 cup of pea protein powder, 3/8 cup of egg whites, 1 tsp of baking powder and seasoning. They were really nice but a bit dense at the end (I should have aerated my mix more and added some liquid besides just the egg whites). If you want the recipe anyways, let me know and I’ll gladly share it with you along with a few pointers on things you can do to improve them!
Macros per burger (out of the six small ones I got from the mix above): 77kcals, 13g protein, 4g carbs and 1g fat.