Alex tends to default to turkey burgers for lunch. When he's feeling sick, that means I'm down to the basics: salt, pepper, rosemary, shredded carrot, and diced onion. He doesn't want a bun with it, or anything else. It's a sad little lunch and, in spite of packing peanut butter cookies, trail mix, and an apple with it, I still feel a little guilty about how often he winds up eating a regular old burger. But! I had some soaked/cooked beans, a ripe avocado, and a batch of homemade mayo, so I decided to get creative. They turned out delish. The texture reminds me a little of a crab cake or meatloaf (where you can tell it's mostly meat, but it's creamier and softer).
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 cup cooked SCD black beans (aka soak dry beans for at least 12 hours, then cook until soft)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup onion
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp SCD mayonnaise (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil for cooking
1. Put beans, onion, garlic, avocado, egg, and spices into a food processor and pulse a couple of times until they're mostly blended.
2. Add the turkey to the food processor and blend until everything is mixed thoroughly, like so: