Cajun Spiced Turkey Burgers

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The last time I had a turkey burger I was in college. I was trying to make healthy food choices and bought  a pack of frozen turkey burgers. They were... boring, dry, and demanded ketchup or some sort of enhancement. I think I've avoided them ever since. They seemed like the sad healthy substitute for a "real burger." 

I've really been trying to vary my protein, however, so I thought I'd give the turkey burger another go. I went for a whole lot of spices.  I call it cajun-style because I definitely don't have the experience to call something authentically Cajun. But, oh man, the cajun-style spices we're perfect on these burgers! Totally flavorful, juicy, and delicious. Don't be overwhelmed by all the spices. They are great ones you should have in your cabinet anyway!

Cajun Spiced Turkey Burgers

30 min, makes 10 patties

Ingredients: 

2.5 lb ground turkey

1 egg

1/4 c almond flour

1 1/2 t salt

1/4 t pepper

1 t paprika

1/2 t onion powder

1/2 t oregano

1/4 t cayenne

1/2 t turmeric

1/2 t cumin

1/2 t basil

1/2 t garlic powder

1/8 t cardamom

2 T olive oil for frying 

Red pepper and avocado for topping, if desired

Directions: 

Put all ingredients in large bowl and combine with hands until thoroughly mixed.

Shape into patties. 

Heat oil on grill on medium heat.

Place patties on grill and fry on each side for about 5 min, or until pink is gone and temp hits 165.