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In an effort to use my gluten-free diet as an excuse to get healthier, I decided to give up the hamburger bun. That’s right, I rarely, if ever, eat a bun anymore.
Most gluten-free buns aren’t that good anyway so why waste the calories? Plus, going bunless offers up a whole new world of options. You could lettuce wrap a burger, chop it up over a salad, or, do as I do, serve it plan topped with homemade guacamole, white rice and fresh veggies. Simple yet delicious – you can’t go wrong!
When you go bunless, you get to truly taste the wonderful burger and all the flavors within, so you want to make that burger a stand-out burger, right?
That’s why I just know you’ll love my chipotle turkey burger recipe.
It’s packed with so many spices. The flavor is intoxicating and that is why this is my go-to burger recipe.
Inside the burger you’ll find chopped up red bell peppers (yum!), chopped up onions (yum!), fresh garlic or garlic paste (yum!) as well as chili powder, cumin and salt (yum!). I also add a few tablespoons of avocado oil (fat) so the turkey burgers are extra juicy. (Turkey is so lean and needs that extra fat boost.)
I personally use ground turkey (personal taste preference) but if you want to swap turkey with ground beef, that is fine by me. I recommend that if you make it with ground beef, you consider adjusting the amount of oil you based on the fat content of the beef. If it’s lean beef, add one tablespoon of avocado oil, but if it’s regular beef, omit the oil addition altogether. Ground turkey needs more fat; ground beef does not.
I love to top my bunless gluten-free chipotle turkey burger with my homemade guacamole recipe, but of course, toppings are optional. However, the guacamole really makes it sing so give it a try, at least once.
Recently I topped my bunless chipotle turkey burger recipe with a fried egg. It was AWESOME! The egg yolk added so much flavor and moisture to the burger. This is definitely the way to do it!
Another way to elevate this burger is to add a splash of lime atop it all too. Trust me… the acid from the lime adds so much intense flavor. You’ll love it!
So the next time you’re craving a plain ole’ burger, give this flavorful spicy chipotle turkey burger a try.
Bunless Gluten-Free Chipotle Turkey Burger Recipe
- Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands (use gloves if possible).
- Heat an indoor grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add burger patties to grill and work in batches. Each burger will cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side. (If the inside of the burgers are still pink, finish them in a 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.)
- Serve burgers bunless topped with guacamole and a side of rice and fresh vegetables of choice.