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This is one of my first-ever freezer cooking recipes! I came up with it long before my Whole30 days, so recently, I decided to give it a bit of a makeover. The only swap needed was to replace the breadcrumbs in my original recipe with almond flour and to replace soy sauce with coconut aminos!
I also added a few other ingredients to up the flavor factor -- white pepper, green onion, and sesame oil!
These end up being a bit soft, so they are better off in a pan than on a grill! They will hold up better if you use ground turkey breast instead of good ol' regular ground turkey.
They can also be chopped up while cooking to make a killer filling for lettuce wraps OR used as protein for a stir fry!
Asian Turkey Burgers
[Whole30 - Paleo - Gluten Free - Grain Free - Dairy Free]
40 oz ground turkey
2/3 cup almond flour
1/2 cup green onions, chopped (mostly green part)
1/4 cup red onion, minced
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp coconut aminos
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp white pepper
- Add eggs to a large bowl and lightly beat.
- Add all other ingredients and combine with a fork or with your hands. Be careful not to over mix!
- Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, and using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, portion the burger mixture into 10 equal scoops. You may need to add a bit or take away from each one to make them all even.
- Form each scoop into a patty, spacing them out equally on the cookie sheet. If all burgers will not fit on a single layer, top the first layer with another sheet of waxed paper and place any other patties directly on top of the first layer.
- Place trays in the freezer for about an hour or until the burgers are frozen on the outside.
- Once solid, place burgers in zip-top bags. I like to put two in a bag which is perfect for dinner for my husband and I. If you have a vacuum sealer, that will keep them fresh even longer!
- Store all burgers in a gallon zip lock bag or airtight container in the freezer.
- Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or using defrost function on your microwave.
- To cook...
- Cook in a skillet for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Split into two patties before cooking to make sliders.
- Chop as you cook so you end up with taco meat to use however you wish.