February 5, 2014

Italian Turkey Loaf Burger

    We were following a partially paleo diet for sometime in our quest for healthy eating habits. As long as I got to make and taste  new and exciting food, my enthusiasm quotient is unlimited. It is especially high when I am the sous-chef for the evening and hubby is taking lead in the kitchen ;)!
On one such rare evening which also was our first Paleo dinner, we tried making this loafless burger; very simple homemade tasty healthy stuff! When foodlovers cook it can hardly go wrong; try it for yourself with your choice of veggies or meat  :)

Serves: Makes 6 burgers
Prep time: 8 mins
Cooking time: 25-30 mins

Turkey Loaf Ingredients:
  • 1 lbs turkey mince (can be replaced with minced chicken )
  • 4 sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • Small handful of olives (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs (we used fresh cilantro instead)
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Avocado sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes sliced in half


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  • To prepare your burgers place all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well with clean hands. Once thoroughly combined shape into six burger patties and place in an oven proof dish or grill pan in the oven.

  • Cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Allow to cool slightly and then slice and fill with layers of avocado, tomatoes and lettuce and a drizzle of olive oil.


 Enjoy your burger :)

-Ajanta from Amherst