Turkey and Balsamic Mushroom Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 large Portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 large avocado mashed


  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix the first 4 ingredients (turkey through basil). Form turkey mixture into patties.
  • Place burgers on the grill and cook for 5 to 10 minutes on each side, until the center of the burgers are no longer pink.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat coconut oil. To the oil, add the vinegar and the mushrooms.
  • Cook mushroom on each side for 3 to 5 minutes, until tender.
  • Layer mushroom cap, burger, spinach and avocado and serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Turnip fries (peel turnips and cut into “fries”; toss with olive oil and bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 375-degree oven, turning once, until tender. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste).
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure balsamic vinegar is gluten free.
NUTRITION: 315 Calories; 21g Fat (58.2% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 90mg Cholesterol; 129mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat.
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