Back in my home kitchen after being away for 10 days is such a great feeling. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy having someone else cook for me but after awhile, I just rather do it myself since I know what goes into my food. I’m a HUGE burger fan! You can almost always throw anything in between two buns and rest assured I’m drawn like a moth to flame. Now, the last few times I’ve noticed that when consuming red meat, my energy is ZAPPED and I could use a long nap. Because of this I’ve almost completely cut it out of my diet aside from the occasional treat burger. On my grocery haul I picked up a pound of lean ground turkey a knew I had Ezekiel sprouted grain hamburger buns in the freezer.
The boiler setting on your oven, do you ever wonder what it does? Think of it as an upside down grill. You’re exposing your food directly to very high heat, which works great for quick-cooking thin cuts of meat and some kinds of vegetables. Most broilers are located at the top of your oven and require that you move the oven rack about 4-6 inches from the broiler. There are also usually only 2 settings, High and Low. This method cooks quick and your food can be done cooking within 5-10 minutes so it’s important not to turn your back for too long.
Now for your easy broiled turkey burgers, here’s what you’ll need:
1lb lean ground turkey
1/4 cup chopped onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
1/4 tsp of both salt and pepper
Preparation: Allow your broiler time to heat and set on high. Mean while, in a bowl combine your turkey and all of the ingredients listed.
Mix until all of the ingredients are well combined and allow to sit for 10 minutes giving the flavors a chance to marry together. Once that’s done, form 4 medium sized patties and place them in a shallow baking dish lined with foil.
Place the dish in the oven and cook on one side for 5-7 minutes. Remove, flip, and continue cooking for an additional 5-7 minutes or until clear juices run when the burgers are poked with a fork.
For the buns, I switched my broiler to the LOW heat setting and placed a bit of pepper jack cheese on one side of the bun. Broil for approximately 1 minute or just until cheese is melted. WATCH OUT because the buns can easily burn if not monitored!
Now, ketchup on a burger is sacrilegious in my book unless you add Sriracha. So I mixed equal parts organic ketchup and Sriracha and placed it on the non cheese side of my bun. Top it off with some pickles, greens (mine where on the side) or whatever else may suite your tastes and go to town!
Nutrition Facts are for 1 burger to include bun only
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 8.5 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Total Carbohydrate 35 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 35.2 g