Turkey apple patties with kale

Turkey apple patties with kale

These protein-packed turkey apple patties will keep you satisfied for hours. Paired with a fresh side salad topped with nutrient-packed seeds, you'll have an egg-free, whole-food breakfast, lunch, or dinner that you can feel good about.

Turkey apple patties with kale

These protein-packed turkey apple patties will keep you satisfied for hours. Paired with a fresh side salad topped with nutrient-packed seeds, you'll have an egg-free, whole-food breakfast, lunch, or dinner that you can feel good about.
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ¾ lb 325 g ground turkey
  • ½ ½ apple, peeled and dicedapples, peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp dried sage
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp paprika powder
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
Kale salad
  • 3 oz. 85 g kale, chopped or baby spinach
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
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Instructions

  1. Mix the turkey meat, apples, and spices in a bowl. Form into patties, two per serving.
  2. Fry the patties in a skillet for 4-5 minutes on each side, on medium-high heat until cooked through.
  3. While the patties are cooking, mix the greens, seeds, vinegar, olive oil, and salt in a bowl. If you use tougher kale, like curly kale, you can tenderize the leaves by massaging the kale salad firmly with your hands.
  4. Serve patties with the salad on the side.

Tips

Feel free to add other seasonings to the ground meat, such as onion powder, and/or ground fennel seed.

You can use whatever seeds you'd like on the side salad. You can also drizzle the greens with a squeeze of lemon if you wish.

Speed up the cooking process by making the turkey patties thinner.

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8 comments

  1. Bridget
    Wow, absolutely delicious. Quick and easy too. Will definitely be making this again.
    Reply: #2
  2. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Wow, absolutely delicious. Quick and easy too. Will definitely be making this again.

    Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad you enjoyed this one!

  3. Andrea
    Loved it! super quick! I added ground pork to the next time I tried it because ground turkey can be a little dry, even w 93/7 ratio. my kids gobbled it up. I think if I just have ground turkey, I'll add bacon fat to make it a little more juicy. Thanks! this was great!
    Reply: #4
  4. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Loved it! super quick! I added ground pork to the next time I tried it because ground turkey can be a little dry, even w 93/7 ratio. my kids gobbled it up. I think if I just have ground turkey, I'll add bacon fat to make it a little more juicy. Thanks! this was great!

    I am so glad you enjoyed this one. Thank you for your feedback!

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  6. Donna
    I've made the patties with both turkey and ground pork. The pork had more moisture but both were delicious.
  7. Monica
    The turkey in this recipe is delicious, flavorful and easy to make. To save time, I skipped patty formation and just pan fried, very versatile meat dish.
  8. Natalie Gottesman
    Is this considered a keto recipe? Don't apples have a high glycemic index?
    Reply: #10
  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Is this considered a keto recipe? Don't apples have a high glycemic index?

    Yes, this is a keto recipe, as indicated by the green circle with the number of carbs. The amount of apple per serving is small, and each serving is only 6 net carbs.

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