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Recipe: Cilantro Turkey Burger with Chipotle Ketchup

There’s something irresistible about a great burger: juicy, savory, and full of flavor. This gluten-free version uses lean ground turkey, joined by naturally detoxifying cilantro, chili, and garlic.

But the real kicker is smoky, tangy Chipotle Ketchup. You’re going to wonder why you ever bought the syrupy supermarket version once you taste this amazing, easy homemade recipe!

These Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup join Roasted Jalapeno Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup, and JJ’s Tequila Treat on our Mexican Fiesta menu. Now that’s a party!

Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

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August 30, 2016

This flavorful, gluten-free burger is made with lean ground turkey and naturally detoxifying cilantro, chili, and garlic. Top it with the smoky heat of homemade ketchup, and you've got a juicy, savory burger just right for a fiesta!

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

2/3 cup Homemade Ketchup (recipe below)

1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp onion powder

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 lb natural, lean ground turkey

3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup gluten-free organic rolled oats (not quick cook)

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

4 brown rice tortillas

1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves

8 tomato

1 avocado, sliced

Directions

1Combine the ketchup, chipotle pepper, paprika, onion powder, and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside.

2Combine the turkey, cilantro, oats, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl, taking care not to over-mix. (Working with meat too much will make it tough.)

3Form into four 1/2"-thick patties.

4Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Add the patties and cook for 5-6 minutes per side until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 175F in the thickest part.

5Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Working with one at a time, heat the tortillas on both sides, about 45 seconds per tortilla.

6Lay the tortillas on a work surface and top each one with 1/4 of the spinach, avocado, and tomato slices. Follow by a patty and 2 tablespoons of chipotle ketchup.

7Fold the wraps around the burgers and serve immediately.

This recipe is part of the Mexican Fiesta menu, with Roasted Jalapeño Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup, and JJ's Tequila Treat. Check out the Mexican Fiesta Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for a wonderful party full of south-of-the-border style!

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

Want more delicious, healthy recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories469 calories
Sodium784 milligrams
Protein30 grams
Sugar0 grams
Total Fat21 grams
Saturated Fat4 grams
Total Carbohydrates41 grams
Dietary Fiber8 grams

Homemade Ketchup

  

August 30, 2016

Ketchup is an essential, but store-bought versions are syrupy sweet. This quick and tasty recipe has beautiful tomato flavor without any added sugar. You also get a boost of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: about 2 cups

Ingredients

2 (6-oz) cans organic tomato paste

1 (8-oz) can organic tomato sauce

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

2 tsp monk fruit extract

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Directions

1Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.

2Bring to a simmer, then immediately reduce the heat to medium-low.

3Cover the pan and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 15 minutes.

4Let the ketchup cool completely before refrigerating. Store, covered, for up to 3 weeks.

This recipe was originally part of the Mexican Fiesta menu, with Roasted Jalapeño Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup, Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup, and JJ's Tequila Treat. Check out the Mexican Fiesta Menu and Guide for links to all the recipes, plus more handy tips and activities for a wonderful party full of south-of-the-border style!

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014

Want more delicious, healthy recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 Tbsp
Calories26 calories
Sodium186 milligrams
Protein1 gram
Sugar0 grams
Total Fat0 grams
Total Carbohydrates6 grams
Dietary Fiber1 grams

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