Sunday, May 6, 2012

Quinoa Turkey Burgers {Gluten Free}

These are a new variation of an old favorite, J's Turkey Burgers.  We recently tried quinoa turkey burgers while visiting family and loved them!  It's an easy way to stretch out your ground turkey while adding in the nutrition of quinoa and shredded carrot!  Have you tried Udi's gluten free breads yet?  They are some of the best we've found.  For our burgers we love Udi's gluten free whole grain buns, they are phenomenal (no, they don't pay me to say that).  They are soft and fluffy and I also love that they are a smaller, more reasonable portion size.  We served our burgers up with fresh grilled corn on the cob and thin cut sweet potato fries. Enjoy!

Recipe: (makes 8-10 burgers)
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (~2/3 cup dry quinoa cooked in 1 1/3 cups water)
1 lb ground turkey
1 medium carrot, finely shredded
1 teaspoon dried thyme
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/3 cup favorite bread crumbs (we like gluten free corn flake crumbs)

1. Place ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until well combined. Shape meat into 8-10 patties (press into flat patties, not domed)
2. Spray patties with cooking spray on both sides to prevent sticking, place on a hot GRILL.
4. Once the lower 1/3 of the patty is browned and the meat is easy to turn, FLIP ONCE, continue cooking until the patty reaches an internal temperature of 160'F.  Remove from the grill and place on your favorite bun and top with all the fixings!

1 comment:

Wendy from Udi's said...

I would have never thought to mix quinoa with ground turkey. What a great idea! Thanks for using our Gluten Free Hamburger Buns. I'm going to pin this on our Udi's Gluten Free Pinterest account.

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