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Paleo Turkey Burgers

  • Author: Jen
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 burgers 1x


Juicy and flavorful turkey burgers using paleo ingredients.


  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1.5 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 chopped green onion

Buns and toppings of choice

  • butter lettuce
  • onion
  • tomato
  • paleo mayonnaise
  • pickles (yum!)
  • Dijon mustard
  • paleo ketchup


  1. Preheat your grill to about 400 or 450 degrees. 
  2. Beat the egg in a large bowl and stir in the coconut aminos and liquid smoke.
  3. Mix all spices and flours in a separate bowl or cup (this helps to make sure everything is blended evenly without over mixing the turkey mix).
  4. Add the turkey, then the rest of the ingredients to the bowl with the egg/coconut aminos/liquid smoke mixture and mix everything together (I usually use my hands to blend it all up).
  5. Form mixture into patties and grill ’em up! 
  6. Grill time will depend on your heat and size of your patties. On average, about 5 minutes per side. Check internal temperature to make sure they are at 165 degrees. 


I like to use green onion in this recipe because it looks pretty, but I have also used 3-4 tablespoons of chopped red or yellow onion, which also tastes delicious. 

I have heard people say they grease their grill before grilling their turkey burgers. I don’t find they stick, but feel free to grease up first. 

I haven’t made these in the oven yet, though I would imagine you could bake them at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes on each side. Just make sure they have an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  

I usually like these just on a giant piece of lettuce, but if you are looking for a tasty, easy paleo burger bun, these are great (and Boy George makes them!). You can sub arrowroot equally for the tapioca if tapioca doesn’t work for you.  

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 0
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 0
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 0
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0