- Do Not Thaw the Turkey Burgers!
- Microwave: Remove a frozen turkey burger from box and place with plastic packaging intact on a microwave safe dish. Make a small slit in top of packaging. Heat On High For for 2 minutes to 2 minutes and 10 seconds or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let rest for 1 minute before removing from microwave and carefully opening packaging.
- Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove burgers from packaging while still frozen and place on a lightly oiled (use coconut oil spray), foil lined sheet pan. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Grill: Clean and preheat grill to medium (400°F). Remove burgers from packaging while still frozen. Grill covered for 4 minutes to 5 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Pan-Fry: Preheat non stick pan over medium heat. Remove burgers from packaging while still frozen. In a small amount of coconut oil or grass fed ghee, pan fry burgers, covered, for 5 minutes to 6 minutes on each side until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Season to your taste; sea salt and pepper recommended – but any flavours you love will work well with turkey.
- Serve immediately – Place your beautifully prepared turkey burger between two large romaine leaves (instead of a bun), and top with onion and/or tomato slices.
- Romaine leaves are naturally shaped ‘long and narrow’, so just fold them in 1/2 lengthwise to make them fit the turkey burger (which also makes them easier to pick up and eat).
- A lovely dill pickle spear on the side is good too! A large portion of cubed butternut squash with cinnamon completes this satisfying meal.
- Follow the directions on your bag of frozen butternut squash to prepare the squash using the microwave, or follow the SANE 3 Step Method for roasting frozen veggies (You can find this at the bottom of this page).
- You may sprinkle the squash with sea salt AND pepper AND cinnamon. If you or someone you love likes things hot and spicy, this recipe lends itself to a sprinkle of cayenne pepper for a real WOW!
- Note: Roasted butternut squash cubes make a wonderful tasty replacement for starchy white, virtually flavourless, french fries!
SANE 3 Step Method for roasting frozen veggies:
If you are in a big hurry, it’s fine to toss frozen vegetables in the microwave, but it’s almost as fast to actually roast them. Roasting takes no special cooking skills. The secret is an easy, three-step method that ensures roasted perfection every time, and you will never accidentally have soggy microwaved veggies again!
1. Preheat your pan with healthy fat.
You want your baking sheet nice and hot before those frozen vegetables get tossed onto it. This allows the vegetables to defrost almost immediately on the hot pan and start cooking. Just stick your baking sheet in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil or coconut oil while the oven preheats, and it will be ready for you once the oven is to temperature.
2. Roast in a hot oven.
Just like fresh vegetables, frozen vegetables need a good amount of heat in order to get caramelized and perfectly roasted. So don’t be afraid to crank up your oven to 450°F to roast frozen vegetables. The high heat also helps to quickly evaporate any lingering condensation that might be on the frozen vegetables so they’ll roast instead of steam.
3. Use plenty of healthy fat.
Toss the frozen vegetables with a tablespoon or two of olive oil or coconut oil before spreading them onto the oiled baking sheet. You want the vegetables to be lightly coated with thin layer of oil. This not only ensures that they’ll cook and crisp up evenly, but it infuses flavor into every bite. Don’t forget the shower of sea salt and pepper once they come out of the oven.