A basic burger recipe that contains no gluten but still packs a punch with flavor. Add any herbs and spices you wish to change the flavor each time!

turkey-burger-800x600When Grant and I drove along Route 66, we tried to avoid the typical American burger joints, and went for more of the local hamburger places.  We had an awesome pulled pork sandwich in Williams, Arizona … mmm, I remember it well!  But this isn’t about pulled pork, it’s about how I’ve adapted a basic burger recipe to being gluten free.

Most burger recipes use breadcrumbs or some other gluten-containing binding agent.  I’ve found (after watching a few cooking shows) that breadcrumbs aren’t necessary at all – to help the burger patty stick together, the trick is to chill the patties for about an hour after they’ve been formed before you cook them.  So, it’s a VERY basic recipe, but one that’s worked really well!

I’ve used all types of ground meat to create burgers – beef, chicken, lamb – but by far my favorite, and the one we have most often, is ground turkey.  It just lends itself to so many different herb combinations.  Feel free to experiment and let me know how you go!

Basic burger recipe
Serves 4
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Cook Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
338 calories
2 g
178 g
22 g
34 g
6 g
141 g
121 g
0 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
141g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
Calories from Fat 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
33%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 178mg
59%
Sodium 121mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 1g
5%
Sugars 0g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
13%
Iron
38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 500g ground turkey
  2. 1 egg
  3. 2-4 tbs dried herbs (oregano, basil, parsley, etc)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients together well with your hand.
  2. Shape into patties and chill for at least one hour.
  3. Fry, grill or bake the patties.
Notes
  1. Options for meat substitutions - beef, chicken, lamb, veal
  2. Options for herbs and spice combinations - poultry seasoning, Montreal steak spice, paprika/cumin
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calories
338
fat
22g
protein
34g
carbs
2g
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