Thursday, February 12, 2015

Delicious, juicy make-ahead turkey burgers (Low-Carb)

Turkey Tofu Burgers

Turkey Tofu Burgers on the grill.
These burgers have a delicious flavor and a nice tender and moist texture. My mom came up with this recipes over 10 years ago, and it's a good one! These are much better than the typical turkey burger (which I really do not normally care for).

A handy recipe where you can make several portions ahead of time, and have them ready in your freezer for quick delicious meals later.

Cook them like you would any other type of burger, bake, pan fry, or grill, they are sure to please. Don't worry about the tofu - you do not taste it here!


Yield: 16 1/2-cup burgers (large adult sized)

Difficulty Level: Easy


2 (14 to 16-ounce) packages extra-firm tofu
1 T. black pepper
2 T. Tamari soy sauce (gluten-free)
3 T. Bronner's Protein Seasoning
3 T. onion powder (not onion salt)
1 to 2 T. fine ground psyllium husk powder
1/2 t. smoke flavoring ("Mesquite" preferred), if desired
1/2 c. warmed coconut oil
1/2 c. cold water
2 pounds ground dark turkey meat


Freeze the 2 (14 to 16-ounce) packages extra-firm tofu for at least 24 hours. (Freezing makes the tofu more crumbly.)

Thaw the tofu, pour off the water and discard. Crumble the tofu into a large bowl.

Add to the tofu in the bowl, the pepper, Tamari, Bronner's Protein Seasoning, onion powder, finely ground psyllium husk powder, and smoke flavoring, if using.

Toss gently to mix well. Avoid "gooshing", which ruins the ground meat texture.

Stir in the 1/2 c. melted coconut oil and 1/2 c. cold water. Mix well together.

Add the 2 pounds dark ground turkey meat, mixing gently, without squishing, until everything is well combined.

Shape into patties (1/3 to 1/2 cup each).Store the formed patties, stacked in freezer bags.

To Cook:

Pan fry with a little coconut oil, bake, or grill until cooked through. Serve.