Sunday, February 3, 2013

Easy SCD Taco Turkey Burgers

 Odds are, I'll be posting a lot of burger variations. Alex demands burgers, usually for lunch. I'm not sure what got him stuck into that routine, but there it is. I end up getting creative with them sometimes, unless he feels sick and wants a basic burger. I tried something new this time and it worked out very nicely. The taco flavors are all there and the salsa helped create a nice sear on the burger that made it extra yummy. Alex liked it a lot and ate one and a half of them as soon as they were ready.


1.25lb turkey burger meat
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 tablespoons SCD salsa (I like Trader Joe's Mild Salsa)

1 tablespoon SCD chili powder (We use McCormick's, not 100% sure it's SCD.)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


1. I like to mix up my turkey burger right in the package. If you do, make sure to take out the little paper under the meat.
2. Add the spices, diced onion, and salsa to the turkey. Preheat a skillet (preferably a 10 inch cast iron skillet) on medium heat. Mix the turkey and spices together with your hands.

 3. Form into patties and put into the pan. I wanted a nice sizzle when I put it into the pan and preheating made sure that I got a lovely brown crust on the meat. Cook about 7 minutes on each side. I know it's time to flip when the edges are brown. Try to flip only once. Serve with salsa, avocado slices, on a bun, or with some sliced cheese.

Alex's dinner tonight:
My dinner was nowhere as exciting. Yuuum!


  1. How did you manage to find turkey meat that doesn't have 'natural flavorings' in it? Is there a certain brand you are using?

  2. Hi! We use Trader Joe's ground turkey. You can see their ingredients here: - There is "rosemary extract," and nothing else. According to their website, "It contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, is not injected with water or treated with chemicals of any kind, and has never been frozen." Rosemary is permissible on SCD and Alex has not had any bad reactions to the turkey, so we use it freely. Of course, it's possible to select raw turkey meat (such as breast fillet) and have the butcher grind it for you at the store, or grind it at home.

    Thank you for reading!