Friday, December 2, 2011

Indulge in gluten free turkey burgers

The issue I've always had with turkey burgers are how dry they tend to be. Yuck. Then food network provided a very simple solution.. add fat! They recommended to sauté some diced onion in olive oil and add that to the ground turkey. Here's my take on turkey burgers!

1 lbs ground turkey
Olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced (or whatever kind you want... feel free to change the amount you use!)
2 garlic cloves, smashed then finely diced
1 stalk of very finely diced celery
About half a granny smith apple, peeled, cored and finely diced (I peel the apple, then cut four chunks off around the core. Eat what you don't use! Again, adjust the amount of apple you use to your liking)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
A splash of lemon juice
1 egg (room temp)
1/4 cup almond flour (I toasted my briefly in the toaster. You may want to do the same if the flour clumps together and feels too moist)
Sea salt and pepper to taste (Optional: Lemon pepper Mrs. Dash)
Lettuce, tomato, pickles, lots of mayo!

Heat a skillet over medium heat
When the skillet is nice and hot, add some olive oil.
Sauté the finely diced apple, celery, garlic, and onion until tender. Allow to cool.
In a large bowl, add the mustard, egg and lemon juice to the ground turkey. Combine
In a small bowl, mix the almond flour, salt and pepper. Mix in the Mrs. Dash too if using.
Add the cooled sautéed ingredient. Combine.
Add the seasoned mixture. Combine.
Form 4 equal sized balls, and flatten into patties.
Add more olive oil to the skillet if needed, and cook the patties over medium heat, about 6 minutes per side, or until done.
Slather on the mayo, add pickles and tomato, and wrap it up in some lettuce... Enjoy!