Green Chili Turkey Burgers
Biting into a juicy burger is part of the fun and joy of a higher fat diet. We ditch the bun, of course, but you won’t even miss it because this burger is flavored to perfection with a south of the border blend of spices and herbs. Top it mile-high with the toppings of your choice. Don’t be afraid to add guacamole, healthy mayo and olives!
- 1 pound ground turkey (85/15)
- 1 (4oz) can green chilis, diced
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup onion, diced*
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, or spice powder of choice
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 10 butter lettuce leaves
- Crumbled cheese
- Paleo mayo
- Hot sauce
- *To make FODMAP Friendly, use green parts of 3 green onions. Use FODMAP Friendly toppings like microgreens, mustard, and mayonnaise.
Heat a BBQ or an indoor grill pan over medium-high.
In a large bowl, add the ground turkey through sea salt and use hands to gently knead together. Form 4 patties. Coat both sides with cooking spray and lay on the grill.
Cook for about 5-minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°. Let rest for 3 minutes.
Assemble the burgers by placing atop one lettuce leaf, adding toppings and layering the last leaf on top.
Add more fat to this meal by using toppings, or, choosing a higher-fat side dish or salad with an oil-based dressing.
Net Carbs: 3.5g