Sunday Funday Dinner – Paleo Turkey Burgers

I’m posting this meal at my own risk because when Rob finds out I made turkey burgers and he didn’t get to try them there’s a very real possibility he’ll kill me in my sleep!  This recipe is from the Paleoista cookbook and they’re down right delicious (don’t worry baby I’ll make them again for you)!  Chopped roma tomato

1 pound ground turkey

2 Roma tomatoes

Freshly ground black pepper

Garlic powder

2 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped, rinsed and spun dry

1 cup arugula rinsed, spun dry and loosely packed

1 cup fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 thick slices of beefsteak tomato

1/4 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1 small avocado pitted, peeled and sliced

Raw turkey burger patties in ovenPreheat the broiler.

Place turkey in a bowl and mix in the chopped tomato with your hands.  Shape the meat into two large patties, season with pepper and garlic powder to taste, and place on a wire rack over a baking sheet.  Place under the broiler and cook 10 to 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through.

Meanwhile, combine the romaine, arugula, and blueberries with the oil, and lemon juice in a big bowl.  Place an even portion on each of two plates.

Place one burger on top of each salad, followed by a slice of tomato and half each of the onion and avocado.

Paleo turkey burger

This is a super quick and easy recipe and it is SO yummy!  Perfect for a lazy Sunday night or a time strapped week night.  Prep and cleanup are minimal.  I really enjoyed this one and I hope you will too!  Happy cooking!

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Get your cold weather fix – Paleo No-Bean Turkey Chili

Okay, okay so it was 88 degrees here today and I sweat profusely as I ate this dish but it’s cold everywhere else in the country right??  If there’s one thing I miss on the Paleo diet it’s beans (hey, I’m half Brazilian, we live on the things).  I loooooove chili.  So when I came across this recipe in the book Paleoista is had to try it out.  I wasn’t disappointed either!  No chili powder in it so I’m still figuring out how and why is tastes to chili-y!

10 oz ground turkey

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 small yellow onion, peeled and chopped

4 Roma tomatoes, chopped

4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

2 cups chicken stock

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon cumin

1/8 cup dried cilantro

2 cups broccoli florets, lightly steamed

Sauteing onions in dutch ovenPreheat oven to 300 degrees.

Heat oil in a large cast iron dutch oven over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and cook 5 more minutes.  Add the ground turkey and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up clumps.   Add the garlic and jalapeno along with the stock.  Bring to a simmer.  Add the paprika, oregano, and cumin.  Cover and place in the oven.  Cook 1 hour, stirring every 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven, stir in the cilantro, and let sit for 10 minutes.

Place 1 cup broccoli in each of two bowls.  Ladle the chili on top.

Paleo No-Bean Chili in a bowlI have been enjoying this for lunch this week.  There’s no salt in the recipe so add some in if you think it will be too bland.  I recently rediscovered my dutch oven and have been using it a lot more recently.  I highly suggest everyone invests in one!  I have a Lodge but my next one will definitely be a Le Creuset! Hope you enjoy this chili.  Happy cooking!