Over on the Healthy Living How To Facebook Page, I teased you all with this beautiful picture of a new recipe I developed over the weekend, healthy Thai Turkey Burgers with Almond Butter Chili Sauce. We had this for dinner on Friday and loved it! I knew I would have to make it one more time to tweak just a little and get some daytime photos, so we had it again for lunch on Saturday. If you are looking for a way to spice up your burgers, you must give this healthy recipe a try!
The recipe calls for ground turkey, we use ground dark meat as it has more flavor and fat, but you can do a ground turkey breast if you'd like. Be sure to really mince those veggies fine so the turkey burgers don't fall apart on you. I used the veggies I already had on hand, but can imagine this would be delicious with others as well. To be honest, it is really the sauce that makes these so delicious, the added nutrient density from the veggies is just a bonus. I am going to add some minced water chestnuts the next time to add just a little texture.
Speaking of the sauce, OMGosh, is it amazing. I am dreaming up other uses for it. I have some chicken breast in the freezer, that may make an appearance in a “nugget” form dipped in this flavorful sauce. Thinned out it would make an outstanding salad dressing with maybe some cabbage and oven-toasted almond slices. If you have any ideas, please, do tell!
As you can see I plated mine with a pile of cilantro, in fact, I had a mini-cilantro salad on the side, loved it. You can pair this with any veggie to make a meal, but broccoli and asparagus go well with the sauce.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. If you try it or tweak it, leave a comment below, I would love to hear from you. Enough of my ramblings, on to the recipe……
Thai Turkey Burger with Almond Butter Chili Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Thai Turkey Burger
- 1 lb. Ground Turkey
- 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt
- 2-3 Tbsp. Each Finely Minced Organic Veggies
– Red Bell Pepper
Almond Butter Chili Sauce
- 3 Tbsp. Almond Butter
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut Aminos
- 1 Tbsp. Filtered Water
- 1 Tbsp. Unrefined Expeller Pressed Toasted Sesame Oil
- 1 Tbsp. Sriracha Sauce
- 5-7 drops Liquid Stevia
- ¼ tsp. Ground Ginger
- With a very sharp knife, finely mince veggies.
- Using clean hands, mix veggies with ground turkey and salt.
- Form four even sized turkey burgers.
- Pre-heat a seasoned cast iron skillet on medium-high heat, then cook the turkey burgers about four minutes per side.
- While turkey burgers are cooking, whisk together the sauce ingredients until smooth.
- Serve each burger with a generous spoonful of sauce and garnish with cilantro.