Italian Turkey Loaf Burger

Turkey LoafThis recipe comes from the creative culinary minds of Matt Whitmore and Keris Marsden authors of the recently released The Paleo Primer. Recall what I said earlier this week about Primal living having no need or patience for deprivation. Case in point, this indulgent but perfectly Primal dish. Now go try this recipe and pick up a copy of The Paleo Primer for many more recipes just like it, and you’ll be well on your way toward a successful 21-Day Challenge. Enter Keris and Matt…

Primal eating involves ditching the breads and wraps which can be tough if these have been your staple breakfast or lunch for years, but fear not! When you think about it’s actually the added flavors like garlic or herbs or the filling that really make a sandwich tasty. So this recipe captures the Mediterranean flavors of a baked Italian ciabatta except it’s packed with healthy protein and filled with healthy fats, so it will keep you going for hours!

Serves: Makes 6 burgers

Prep time: 8 mins

Cooking time: 25-30 mins

Turkey Loaf Ingredients:

  • 1 lbs turkey mince
  • 4 sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • Small handful of olives (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons tomato puree
  • 2 teaspoons of mixed herbs
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt


  • Avocado sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes sliced in half


Pre-heat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

To prepare your burgers place all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well with clean hands. Once thoroughly combined shape into six burger patties and place in an oven proof dish or grill pan in the oven.

Cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

Allow to cool slightly and then slice and fill with layers of avocado, tomatoes and lettuce and a drizzle of olive oil.

Turkey Loaf

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