It’s been a long, hungry, first week. I’ve taken these days one at a time, slowly figuring out what to eat (lots of food), how much food to bring for lunch (a lot), and discovering the benefits of a mid-afternoon sweet potato snack. One of my favorite things about the Whole30 is it’s focus on cooking from scratch with few ingredients but last night I was so hungry after work that I didn’t have time for a big production. Solution? Turkey burgers!
I know, sometimes they stink. I too have eaten awful, dry turkey burgers in the past but whenever I make my own they come out juicy and delicious. Plus, it only took me 45 minutes to prep, cook, get in my stomach and in my spare time I found out what happens when you drop garlic under the fridge.
1 lb ground turkey. At some grocery stores (Whole Foods) they even have ground turkey in the deli counter. Bonus flavor if you can find ground thighs.
1/2 a red onion, diced
2 tbs chopped cilantro (there’s so much still leftover from the past few meals!)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 inch ginger root, minced (ginger root is sometimes tough to locate but most stores have it in the produce section)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili pepper
2 tsps paprika
salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients in a bowl and combine by hand. Make into 4 patties with an indentation in the center. Cook over medium heat in coconut oil, about 4 minutes each side.
Yum. If you haven’t noticed, I LOVE avocados and eat them on everything. Including turkey burgers. Last night I ate two patties with baby spinach, tomato slices, avocado.