Last week I came up with an idea for a healthy, wheat free, turkey burger. And it was pretty yummy! So here's the recipe...
- 400g Lean Turkey Mince
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1 or 2 tsp Ground Cumin
- Chopped coriander
- 2 Slices Wheat Free Bread
- Pepper and Salt to taste
- 2 eggs
- Olive oil
- Crushed Garlic (probably not a whole one! Just a little bit)
- Small amount of finely chopped onion
Start off by getting your hands dirty. Crush your garlic cloves into your mince and add the cumin and finely chopped corriander. Mix it all together with your (clean) hands until you think it is even throughout the mixture. Ball up the mixture then flatten to make the burgers. I made 4 regular sized burgers and 2 mini ones out of this mixture. Then put them in the fridge to set for an hour or so.
Meanwhile you can make the crust. Get your wheat free bread, preferably a bit stale, but if not just pop them in the toaster for a bit. Then put them in the blender until it has turned into breadcrumbs. Add a little salt and pepper and put this mixture in a shallow bowl. Take another bowl and break 2 eggs in it, then mix together.
Take your burgers out of the fridge. Heat some olive oil in a pan. Dip your burgers in the egg, and then in the breadcrumbs. Now pop on your pan and turn over when nicely browned on one side.
While these are cooking you can make your topping. Take your avocado, chopped tomato, onion, garlic and coriander and mix together in a bowl.
When the burgers are cooked assemble in your bun with a lettuce leaf and your avocado mixture. I also made some sweet potato chips by covering them in oil and baking them in the oven.
This meal felt really satisfying and like I was eating something naughty, but really it is pretty super healthy! Plus the breadcrumbs were delicious and I don't think you would have been able to tell they were wheat free at all!
This would have been great without the bun too to be honest, and that would have been even healthier!
What are your favourite wheat free meals?