Thai Turkey Burgers | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

gluten-free Thai turkey burgers

Thai Turkey Burgers

These Thai turkey burgers are a staple on our weekly menus and after many years, we’re still not tired of them!  

They are so good and easy to make and add a really a nice flavor profile to otherwise kinda boring white meat lean ground turkey (locally sourced and antibiotic-free).  

It only takes a few ingredients and very little time to whip these burgers up with ground turkey, green onions, GF Thai red curry paste and GF coconut aminos.  Plus a little salt and pepper,  That’s it! 

If you like a little more heat you could could add a pinch of cayenne pepper or dried Thai chili pepper.

We like to eat the burgers with sweet potato fries and spiked mayo or aioli.  Sometimes I add a little Frank’s RedHot sauce to mayo.  Or you could add some of the Thai curry paste to mayo.  Or you could add spices like chili powder, curry powder, cayenne, and honey for a spicy kick.

My standard operation is to get the fries started first because they take a lot longer to cook (about 45 minutes at 450 degrees F).  Then I can throw the burgers into the oven on the bottom rack.  

First, I preheat a cast iron grill pan on the stove top and add the burgers.  Cook for about a minute to get them started and then place the grill pan into the oven on the bottom rack.

Cook for six minutes in the oven, then flip the Thai turkey burgers and cook for another six minutes.  You get a beautiful grill marks on the burgers and everything finishes at the same time.

We prefer hamburger buns which don’t contain xanthan gum, such as Little Northern Bakehouse or homemade hamburger buns.  It’s always nice to toast the GF bread a little as well.    

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Thai Turkey Burgers | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

These delicious, easy and quick turkey burgers are full of flavor with only four simple ingredients and take less than 20 minutes to make.
Course Main Course
Keyword thai turkey burgers
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2
Author Deana Larkin Evans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp GF Thai red curry paste (Thai Kitchen)
  • 1 tbsp GF coconut aminos
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 GF hamburger buns, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Mix together the ground turkey, Thai red curry paste, coconut aminos, green onion, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well combined. Form into two patties and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  3. Preheat a cast iron grill pan over medium high heat on the stove top. Place the turkey patties onto the hot grill pan and then transfer to the oven and cook for 6 minutes. Pull the grill pan from the oven and flip the burgers once then cook for another 6 minutes or until done (internal temperature of 165 degrees F).
  4. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before transferring to the hamburger buns.
  5. Garnish with your choice of lettuce, pickles, mayo, and/or aioli.

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Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I also create weekly menus to save time and money while reducing stress and food waste. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010 and dairy/casein-free (except for the occasional Parmesan or goat cheese) in 2014. I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm studying the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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4 Responses

  1. This looks and sounds AMAZING! Totally pinning this to try!

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