Healthy Homemade Turkey Burgers that are guilt-free and nutrient-dense. These easy, simple burgers are perfect wrapped in lettuce, sandwiched between a bun or chopped up in a salad.
To be honest, I’m not a burger person. I attribute this feeling to my childhood. We ate burgers nearly every week because my family loved them. Sure, I enjoyed them from time to time, but I’ve always been more of a chicken person. I don’t ever remember ordering a burger on the kid’s menu—chicken nuggets for this girl!
But when Jackson volunteered to whip up some homemade turkey burgers, I was ready to give burgers another chance. He gathered the ground turkey, coconut flour, eggs, a couple of spices and got to work. Meanwhile, I was on the other side of the kitchen making my weekly batch of granola.
Jackson mixed up the ingredients, formed them into patties, and stored them in the fridge for later in the week. He had so much fun making them, we wondered why we don’t do this more often.
Later in the week, Jackson cooked up the burgers and we ate them protein style—like they do at In-N-Out where it’s wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. Piled on top of the burger was a tomato, pickle, avocado, Whole30 mayo, ketchup and mustard. We ate them to the very last bite—including any sauce that dripped on the plate which was scooped up by our sweet potato fries.
Not only are these burgers delicious wrapped in lettuce, they make the perfect burger salad. It’s everything you’d put on your burger chopped up in salad form. Throw in a couple sweet potato fries and you won’t believe you’re actually eating a salad.
Homemade Turkey Burgers
- 3 lbs ground turkey
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 4 eggs
- ½ bulb of garlic (about 5-8 cloves)
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- ½ tbsp paprika
- ½ tbsp parsley
- ½ tbsp onion powder
- Lettuce or buns
- Pickle slices
- Tomato, sliced
- Whole30 mayo
- Combine the ground turkey, coconut flour, eggs, garlic and spices in a large mixing bowl. It works best to just get in there with your hands.
- Once it’s mixed well, begin forming the patties with your hands. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for future use. To make them right away, place them in a pan on the stove and cook on a medium heat, flipping midway through until the center is 165°F.
- Place the burger on a large lettuce leaf and layer on the toppings.
- Makes 16 burgers. Serve with homemade sweet potato fries.