Thursday, March 6, 2014

PALEO: Turkey Beet Burgers

3/4 - 1 lb ground turkey
1 large beet - peeled and grated
2 eggs or chia/flax eggs
1/2 apple - peeled and diced
1/2 medium onion - diced
3-4 cloves garlic - minced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
*1 tsp onion powder (optional)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
you can also use other seasonings like oregano, thyme and parsley! 

In a bowl combine turkey, eggs, beets and seasonings - set aside.

Over medium-high heat, saute onion with a little olive or coconut oil about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute 2-3 minutes. Add apple and cook and stir another 2-3 minutes. Let cool.

Once cool enough to handle, add sauteed veggies to turkey mixture and combine well. When ready to cook, heat a few TBSP of olive or coconut oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Form mixture into patties and cook, covered, about 6 minutes on each side. The beets make everything quite pink and it's hard to tell when the meat is cooked through so it's better to leave it on longer - or you can even finish it off in the microwave if it starts to get too crisp on the outside.

I topped mine with a bacon slice, mustard, jalapenos and wrapped it in lettuce!

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