Bunless Burgers
(AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

July 8, 2021 | By Monica

These bunless burgers are simple, juicy, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner!
These bunless burgers are juicy, healthy, easy, quick, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! While I used ground turkey, the ingredients can really be applied to any type of ground meat (beef, bison, chicken, Beyond, etc). These pair perfectly with my AIP Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce, AIP Mustard, AIP Ketchup and Sweet Potato Wedges. Compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, and Whole30 diets. Also corn-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, sugar-free and gluten-free.

Burgers are a staple in my household. Not only because they're delicious, but also because they're a super quick and easy weeknight dinner. While I used turkey, the ingredients in this recipe can be applied to any type of ground meat (beef, bison, chicken, Beyond, etc). These pair perfectly with my Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce, Peach Mustard, and/or AIP Ketchup. Serve with a side of my Sweet Potato Wedges, lettuce, red onion, and sliced avocado to complete the meal.

Fun Health Facts

In the US, turkey is best known for being the showstopper on Thanksgiving. However, this versatile meat works well in all sorts of meals, including burgers, chili, and tacos. It is loaded with B vitamins, minerals, protein, and lower in saturated fat than beef. 

Shallots are a part of the onion family that have a pungent flavor profile without being too overbearing. These small botanical delights are also nutritionally impressive. They are known to help hair growth, lower cardiovascular disease, and are high in antioxidants.

Parsley is popular for being a disease-fighting plant. Chock full of important nutrients and antioxidants, this herb has an especially impressive amount of vitamin K, which is needed for blood clotting and bone health. It is also thought to help treat conditions ranging from inflammatory diseases to allergies.

List of Ingredients

  • Ground turkey or meat of choice

  • Shallot, chopped

  • Dried parsley

  • Garlic powder

  • Salt

  • Olive oil

These bunless burgers are juicy, healthy, easy, quick, and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner! While I used ground turkey, the ingredients can really be applied to any type of ground meat (beef, bison, chicken, Beyond, etc). These pair perfectly with my AIP Sweet & Tangy BBQ Sauce, AIP Mustard, AIP Ketchup and Sweet Potato Wedges. Compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Paleo, and Whole30 diets. Also corn-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, sugar-free and gluten-free.

Tips & Tricks

  • Cover the burgers with a lid and don't touch them for 6-8 minutes. Ideally, they will be mostly cooked by the time you flip them over. I flip them when they're 10-15 °F from finished (for turkey this would be between 150-155 °F.)

  • The only surefire way to not overcook the burger patties is to use a meat thermometer. Turkey meat is done once it reaches 165 °F.

  • I like to make more patties than needed so that I have a prepped meal for the following evening. I wait to cook these patties until the night I'm actually going to eat them to avoid any drying out of the meat. For my household, that total is 4 (2 for tonight, 2 for tomorrow night.) Sometimes I even prep 2 lbs worth and freeze the 4 extra patties so that I have 2 weeknight dinners figured out for the following week!