Hawaiian BBQ Turkey & Bacon Burger

June 10th, 2016

Hawaiian BBQ Turkey & Bacon Burger

Hawaiian BBQ Turkey & Bacon Burger

Summer is here and so is BBQ season! If you are looking for a juicy turkey burger recipe, try these Hawaiian BBQ turkey & bacon burgers! These delicious burgers are packed with healthy fats and lean protein so make extras to enjoy throughout the week.

Turkey is a great source of lean protein that is high in selenium, which is needed to convert thyroid hormones to their active form, and can reduce thyroid antibodies. It’s also packed with iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, helps lower your cholesterol, and keeps your insulin levels stable. Turkey also contains tryptophan, which is an amino acid that produces serotonin and helps strengthen the immune system.

Hawaiian BBQ Turkey & Bacon Burger

Hawaiian BBQ Turkey & Bacon Burger

Servings

4 people

Prep Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 4 pieces nitrate-free bacon turkey or pork
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 white onion
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup sweet potato shredded
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 rings pineapple
  • 3 Tbsp nightshade free cherry bbq sauce optional
  • 1 avocado optional

Servings: people

Units:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. In a large frying pan, cook bacon until crispy then transfer to a paper towel and pat dry. Once the bacon is cool, chop into pieces and set aside.
  3. Combine ground turkey, garlic, onion, sweet potato, chopped bacon, bbq sauce, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and mix until it is evenly combined.
  4. Separate the turkey mix into 4 patties, about ½ inch to 1 inch thick.
  5. To cook, place the patties on a cookie sheet and broil for 5-7 minutes on each side.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, broil the pineapple on a cookie sheet (or grill) for 3 minutes on each side.
  7. Remove burgers and pineapple from oven. Place burger patties on lettuce wrap and top with avocado and pineapple.

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