Turkey Kale Burgers

Who doesn’t love a burger? This recipe is delicious yet so simple. Serve with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard and ketchup. Low calorie, Paleo. Everything you want.

Turkey Kale Burgers

“Necessity is the mother of invention”.

This is my first ever wood project. I needed a place to put all my kitchen equipment in our trailer, so I made ‘The kitchen carry’. Can you spot the not so deliberate mistake? My next project is a chess table for husband.

low calorie turkey burgersWe camp at least 3 times a month now.  It is so peaceful spending the night in the woods. A roaring campfire, listening to the sounds of nature, watching the stars on our zero gravity loungers.

It quiets the soul and brings calm to very core of your being. Until the ranger appears and tells you to not to shoot a firearm, keep the dog on the leash, don’t leave the fire and bury the embers, and makes real sure that your fire permit is up to date.

I always have a little chocolate treat on hand for the rangers. It softens their heart and lets them know we are law abiding nature lovers.  The last camp site we visited, Indian Flats, at 4000 ft and 7 miles down a dirt road. We were informed by a whisky guzzling homeless gang, that we only had 21 days to stay at that particular campground. We made a hasty departure the second they went off to get more whisky, and headed to the dessert, where we caught the most beautiful sunset we had ever seen.  It’s all meant to be.

Freeze and Go

My husband loves turkey burgers so much, and they are so perfect for travel.  It’s all I serve when we are away on a trip. They are easy to pre-make and freeze and there are tons of different healthy ways to make them. They are very low calorie but super filling. They reheat perfectly without any deterioration to the flavor and they take up very little space in our cooler. I keep them frozen to keep the cooler cold until I cook them in the evening.  I don’t actually eat them myself, but I am told they are delicious. Here’s my favorite burger recipe, Gluten Free Quinoa Burgers.


The only ingredients you really need for these burgers, are the turkey and kale. The rest is fluff. So use what you have and substitute anything you need to. You can use breadcrumbs instead of oats. Basil instead of parsley. Soy sauce instead of Worcestershire.  Or just use minced turkey breast and kale. Here is my Turkey Burgers with Horseradish Aioli recipe.

Turkey Kale Burgers
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  • 1 lb Free Range, Organic Minced Turkey Breast
  • 1 Cup Kale - Fresh or frozen - Chopped
  • 1 Onion - Chopped
  • 2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbs Tomato Puree
  • 2 Tbs Parsley - Chopped
  • ½ Cup Gluten Free Oats
  • Freshly Ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  1. Mix all ingredients together and form into patties.
  2. Cook in a skillet on medium until browned 10 minutes on each side.

low calorie turkey burgers


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Kathie - May 20, 2014

I prepared the Kale Burgers tonight for dinner. I accidently bought ground chicken instead of ground turkey. I used fresh basil instead of parsley and canned tomato paste and oats. It was delicious! Jim liked it a lot too. We will have this again for sure.

    Monica - May 20, 2014

    Kathie, I am so glad you liked them. I bet chicken tasted great. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a message. Hope to see you on Going Cavewoman again!!

Liz Gervais - February 16, 2016

These were absolutely amazinnnnnng. Thank you!

    Monica the Cavewoman - February 17, 2016

    I am so happy they worked out for you. Hope to see you here again Liz.

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