When I found out I had food intolerances back in 2017 to literally EVERYTHING, I knew I needed to find some things I could make and freeze so that I wasn't stuck with nothing to eat. One of my go-to foods that I make in bulk and freeze are these gluten free turkey burgers that are SO good. If I don't have leftovers for lunch or my husband is working and I don't cook dinner, I thaw one of these, make up some veggies and maybe a sweet potato and my meal is done in minutes. So here's the recipe. (PS - If you have an air fryer, these come out perfectly and save you a step and less clean up!)
Gluten Free Turkey Burgers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes (in air fryer)
Serves: About 8 Turkey Burgers
2 lbs Organic Ground Turkey
1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
2 tbsp Flavor God Everything Seasoning (or a seasoning of your choice)
1/2 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt
1/2 onion diced small
1 Red Pepper diced small
1 clove minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
If you don't have an air fryer, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1) Sauté peppers, onion & garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil for 5-7 minutes and set aside.
2) In a bowl, combine ground turkey, eggs, bread crumbs, seasoning and salt.
3) Let peppers, onion & garlic cool for a few minutes and mix well into ground turkey mixture with a spoon or clean hands.
4) Form into patties. (Usually makes about 8 burgers)
5) If you have an air fryer, spray with oil of your choice and place four patties in the bottom of air fryer. It's okay if they're touching.
6) Set air fryer to 400 degrees for 15 minutes. When done, pull the air fryer basket out and let burgers sit for 5 minutes before putting in the next batch. If freezing, let cool and store in freezer bag.
7) If you don't have an air fryer, brown patties in the same pan that you sautéed the onions, peppers and garlic but add a little olive oil or spray oil so they don't stick. Brown for 5 minutes on each side. (This is where the Air Fryer comes in handy because cleaning that pan afterwards is not fun!)
8) Move to a baking sheet with tin foil and cover with tin foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes.
I like to make these with a 3 lb package of ground turkey (and adjust the recipe accordingly) for dinner every few weeks and freeze the remainder of the burgers. I will pull one out the night before and leave it in the fridge to thaw if I know I'll need it for lunch the next day and then just pop it in the microwave for one minute before eating.
I don't usually eat these with a bun and they honestly don't need any condiments - they're delicious on their own. When I want to change it up, I chop one up and put some tomato sauce on it and sometimes I'll make spaghetti squash and put the chopped turkey burger with tomato sauce on top...tastes like spaghetti and meatballs and it's really tasty!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! These have been a staple in my diet since I had to go gluten free. They do contain a small amount of dairy as the bread crumbs I use contain milk but it is not a significant amount.