Professionally Stuffed Turkey Burgers
This week you are in for a special treat!!
Certified Holistic Chef, GAPS Practitioner, Functional Nutrition Specialist, these are just some of the titles our wonderful guest Justine Stenger, is holding!
Justine is as passionate about food and nutrition as I am and she is wonderfully skilled in creating delightful recipes that heal your body! Sounds like she really belongs here, right?!
Nutrient dense deliciousness
Ever think of one of your favorite foods and start to salivate? If you haven’t, you’ll soon be able to—right after you experience one of these mouthwatering paleo- and keto- friendly stuffed turkey burgers with caramelized onion and organic, raw, Swiss cheese.
Everyone loves a good burger, but this love story is better than most: it’s delicious and packed full of nutrients that will keep you at your healthiest and best. Serve your stuffed turkey burgers on a bed of leafy greens and toasted pumpkin seeds, splash on freshly squeezed lemon juice, give a good pour-over of olive oil, and you’re all set.
- Serving size: 1 burger
- Calories: 414.3
- Fat: 21.6
- Saturated fat: 9.6
- Carbohydrates: 6.1
- Sugar: 2.4
- Sodium: 393.6
- Fiber: 1.1
- Protein: 46.9
- 2 lbs ground turkey thighs
- 1 duck egg or large chicken egg
- 1 Tbsp ghee, coconut oil or lard
- 1 leek, minced (about 1 cup)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp cumin, fresh ground
- 1 ½ tsp pink sea salt
- 1 ½ cups spinach, chiffonade (finely chopped)
- Filling (to go inside the burgers)
- 1 yellow onion, half moon sliced
- 1 Tbsp ghee, coconut oil or lard
- ½ tsp pink salt
- 2 cups spinach
- 100 grams organic raw Swiss cheese
- freshly ground black pepper
- ½ lemon, juiced
- For Serving
- 1 large avocado
- 1 cup sunflower sprouts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium and add fat and onions. Cook until caramelized—about 15 minutes. Add salt, spinach, and cheese. Stir until spinach is wilted and cheese has melted. Squeeze a splash of lemon juice along with fresh ground pepper and set aside.
- In another skillet, add fat and leeks. Saute until translucent and then add cumin, garlic, and salt. Stir to combine and remove from heat.
- In a large mixing bowl combine ground turkey, egg, spinach, and leek/spice mixture. Fold together until fully incorporated.
- Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and form turkey mixture into thin patties. Spoon a large serving of filling on top of each patty and top with another thin turkey patty. Pinch the sides of the two patties together to prevent the filling from oozing out.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until done.
My name is Justine Stenger and I’m a Functional Foods Specialist.
I am also a former eating disorder sufferer and alternated between exercise induced bulimia and anorexia in my late teens and early twenties. It was learning about food as medicine and the ability to heal through food that lead me to the career I was meant to have.
I have a thriving business and I love every minute of both preparing healing meals for my clients and helping to bust the myths that you have to live with a diagnosis, that healing is not possible, and that healthy eating is boring, hard, or time-consuming.
I’d love to know you on a first name basis – come on over and introduce yourself on Facebook or Instagram (jingerhealingfoods).
Look great! How many servings for the recipe?
Just one burger, (1 serving) Donna!
2 lbs. of meat and all those fillings is one serving? At 414 calories?
Sorry Lea this was a guest post, I will redo the macros asap, they really look wrong 🙁