Paleo Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Aioli

15 Sep

Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely a beef girl when it comes to burgers!  There is really no other way to have them!  However, I wanted to get creative with a new bun-less recipe.  My paleo buns are only good for sliders, they don’t hold up to a full size burger.  I’m also not an eat it in a lettuce wrap kind of burger girl.  If it doesn’t have a bun, give me a fork and let’s go!  So this was my first try ever making a turkey burger!  Seriously!  It is AMAZING!  The test burger was quickly devoured.  They are full of flavor and wicked (I’m from Massachusetts, this is a perfectly appropriate adjective) moist!  AMAZING!  Oh wait, I already said that 🙂

Paleo turkey burger with sriracha aioli

Paleo turkey burger with sriracha aioli

Ingredients:

1.3 pounds 85% lean ground turkey

6oz uncured nitrate free bacon, diced and cooked

1 1/2 pounds sweet potato, baked and mashed

2/3 ounce chives, diced

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced

2 large eggs

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 cubanelle pepper (sweet Italian pepper), chopped

Kosher salt

Pepper

Coconut oil (for cooking)

Sriracha aioli recipe

Method:

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Bake sweet potato at 400°F until fork tender, approximately 60 minutes.  Cook bacon in a skillet over medium to medium high heat until crisp.  Remove sweet potato from skins and mash.  Using your hands combine all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper, and form into 10 burger patties.  Heat coconut oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat and cook burgers (3-4 in the pan at a time) approximately 6 minutes per side to cook through.  Top with sriracha aioli and devour, I mean enjoy 🙂

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