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Strawberry Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Nut Free)


Summer time and the livin’s easy…

These burgers are BURSTING with flavor! Perfect for cooking stove top or take it outside with your cast iron skillet and cook them up on the patio. Made with FRESH, simple ingredients like summer strawberries and fresh oregano these burgers are perfect any time of day. In a bun, over salad, crumbled into soup (in a box, with a fox, on a train, in the rain).

Like Whoa

These came about when I got a few stalks of oregano from my pals CSA. I had never seen oregano that big. The leaves were almost the size of the palm of my hand. Not to mention super flavorful and aromatic. Then berries were on sale at Whole Foods and hot damn if I wasn’t reminded of the Blueberry Mojito Turkey Burgers from my EBOOK. Another juicy combo of berries, herbs and savory protein that take your burger game next level. This burger turned out so bomb. My husband and I sat down to eat, took a bite, looked up at each other and said: Whoa.

The mix is super moist and juice thanks to the berries and added olive oil. Dusted in coconut flour to hold together and pan fried for a nice crispy outside. A little bit of bacon for savoryness (is that a word?) and boom. You’ve got one stunner of a turkey burger. Ps. Pairs AMAZINGLY with Whole30 Compliant Caesar Dressing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Oregano Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Nut Free)
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Ingredients

  • 2lbs ground turkey
  • 1 strip cooked bacon (minced)
  • 5 large strawberries (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano (minced, you could use mint or basil too)
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (more for cooking, could also use ghee or softened butter)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (sub fine ground almond meal)

Instructions

  • Prepare the strawberries, garlic, bacon and oregano. Add to a large bowl.
  • Add in the turkey meat, egg, salt, pepper and olive oil. Mix well with spatula or clean hands.
  • Pour coconut flour into a shallow bowl.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat until hot (sprinkle water, when it beads, it's hot). Drizzle in cooking fat.
  • Shape 6 large patties and gently toss them in the coconut flour. Use both hands to shape and handle until they feel more solid/dryer in your hands. If you're using almond meal just mix it into the meat.
  • Then add them to the skillet. I cook 2-3 at a time.
  • Brown 5 minutes on one side, the flip over. After 2 minutes, cover the skillet and cook another 3 minutes. Once they feel firm when you press down on the center, they are cooked through, or internal temp is 175F.
  • Repeat until all the patties are done.
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22 Thoughts to “Strawberry Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Nut Free)”

  1. I love oregano too! What a delicious flavor combo! Thanks for the great dinner change up!
  2. Oh my goodness! Flavor explosion! I can just imagine that the fresh oregano, paired with the salty bacon and sweet strawberries make these burgers taste amazing.
  3. Texture in a burger is so important. Looks like you absolutely nailed these! As soon as strawberries are in season here, you'll find them on my grill!!
  4. This sounds so good! I would never think to add strawberries to a burger. I'll have to try it!
  5. Such a good idea, with strawberry season around the corner! And yay for low carb!
  6. I love the flavor combination! I don't think I've ever had fresh oregano so I need to look for that! These look so amazing!
  7. What an interesting flavor combo ! I've never tried mixing strawberries in my burger patties. I'd love to try this recipe !!
  8. I never would have thought of adding strawberries to burgers - but this sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for a great recipe :)
  9. Sherry Lynn
    This recipe was absolute fantastic !!!! A definite keeper !!! :) Thank you so much for sharing. I ate mine with banana flour waffles and ghee.
    1. Ooohhhh that's a winning combo right there!
      1. Sherry Lynn
        Thank you it really was <3 I shared your recipe on my FB wall and totally 5 starred it !! I will be sampling more of your recipes !!
  10. This is a meal I would have no concern in eating as I follow a pretty strict paleo template most of the time! So thanks for providing such a useful as well as a tasty resource!
  11. This is so awesome, I've been loving making more savory recipes with strawberries and I never would've thought to put them in a burger. I also love all the other flavors you added in there, my oregano is just up in the garden and this is going on the menu right away!
  12. My goodness these look amazeballs :) Such a creative way to use strawberries,, love them in savory recipes!
  13. WOW! You recipes always amaze me, I have got to try these!
  14. This is a serious contender for dinner TONIGHT! I have a basil plant that needs eating. :)
  15. Heather B
    Just finished eating these for dinner and oh, my, are they good. They are so balanced and interesting. I confess that the "icing" on the cake was a dollop of mascarpone cheese mixed with balsamic vinegar. The balsamic was magical and I think it would be every bit as good in some mayo if dairy doesn't work for you. I hap mine wrapped in Swiss chard. Do it, people!
    1. Oh yeah! That sounds magical alright!
  16. Going to make these for the fam this week, C! Thanks for this inventive recipe!
    1. Whoot Whoot! Hope baby Grace loves them! xo
  17. Would never have thought to add strawberries in this way but this sweetness must be so good, I have some strawberries in my fridge I'll have to try it.

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