Get ready for your summer bbq with this recipe for delicious, flavorful grilled gluten-free and Paleo turkey burgers

Quick pickling is often an overlooked, but quite simple technique and one that can bring so much flavor to your dish. This one uses a mixture of spices and rhubarb to make the turkey burger stand out, and it only takes a few minutes of prep earlier in the day. It's things like this that make me love Paleo though – who needs a bun when a burger is this pretty?

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The pickles are also great over chicken or fish so don't feel limited by having to make a turkey burger.

Grilled Gluten-free and Paleo Turkey Burger recipe with Quick Pickled Rhubarb- use that ground turkey to make your summer bbq really special!

 

Turkey Burgers with Quick Pickled Rhubarb

Preparation 2 hr 30 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 2:45

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Rhubarb, diced
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 whole Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Orange Peel
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 2 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 bunch Beet Greens or Spinach
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Egg, optional
  • 2 tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbs Cumin
  • 1 tbs Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Corriander
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Fenugreek
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Place all of the pickle ingredients except the rhubarb and onion in a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Place the rhubarb and onions in a bowl or jar and the pour the boiling mixture over them. Cover with a dish towel and let sit on your counter for 2-3 hours.
  • When ready to make the burgers, preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a medium sized saute pan.
  • Add the onions and saute until translucent.
  • Add the beet greens/spinach and heat until wilted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • In a small bowl, mix the cumin, garlic powder, coriander, salt, and fenugreek.
  • In a large bowl, place the ground turkey, egg (if using), spice mix from above, and the onion mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Form into patties.
  • Grill patties for approximately 6 minutes a side.
  • Drain the pickle mixture with a slotted spoon or colander and remove the star anise.
  • Top each burger patty with a few heaping spoonfuls of the rhubarb pickles and a pinch of cilantro.
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