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Sriracha Almond Turkey Burgers

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Blue Diamond Almond Sponsored PostI hope y’all had a great week this past week while I was in Colorado.  I’ll start my recap posts tomorrow, but for now I am hooking you up with a crazy good (and easy) recipe for Sriracha Almond Turkey Burgers … aka heaven in burger form.

sriracha_almond_turkey_burgers 6 graphicSriracha?
Almonds?
Turkey Burgers?

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sriracha_almond_turkey_burgers 3When I found out that Blue Diamond has a new almond flavor out that just so happens to be made with one of my favorite ingredients ever, I was pretty darn ecstatic.  Sriracha sauce in almond form?  It sounds like the best of both worlds, don’t you think?

sriracha_almond_turkeky_burgers 8Of course I have been scarfing these babies down by the handful and they are great on their own.  But why not keep the Sriracha almond goodness going all the way into dinner time?  Almond eating should definitely not stop at snack time.

sriracha_almond_turkey_burgers 2A couple of months back, I ground up some delicious honey Dijon flavored almonds and coated salmon filets with this flavorful almond “flour.”  It was at that time that I realized the versatility and greatness of almonds when it comes to adding flavor and healthy fats to meal time.  I’m pretty sure you can make just about anything with them.

sriracha_almond_turkey_burgersSince it is not unusual to find things like bread crumbs or all-purpose flour in burgers, why not use almond flour?  It packs a protein punch and is gluten-free friendly <– both are musts for me.  And while plain almond flour in turkey burgers would provide great texture, they would be missing something.  Something a bit, dare I say…  spicy?

Instead of being plain Jane with our turkey burgers, we are going to get spicy, saucy, and maybe even a bit sassy.  You might even want to pour yourself a margarita while you eat these.  Your mouth will thank you because these definitely have a bit of a kick to them!

sriracha_almond_turkey_burgers 4Sriracha Almond Turkey Burgers
Gluten-Free + Dairy-Free

Makes 4 burgers

Ingredients

3/4 cup Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds
1 lb organic ground turkey
1-2 TB Sriracha sauce, depending on how spicy you want them
1 whole large egg, beaten
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground paprika
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
2 TB coconut oil (for frying)
4 gluten-free buns or lettuce “buns”
desired burger toppings (onions, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, extra Sriracha sauce, etc.)

Directions

1. In a food processor or blender, grind almonds into a “flour.”

2. Combine ground almonds, turkey, Sriracha sauce, egg, and spices in a large bowl.  Mix well (I used my hands).

3. Form the turkey mixture into four patties.

4. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium heat.  Once hot, add burgers to the pan.  Cover the skillet and cook for approximately 10 minutes.

5. Flip the burgers, cover, and continue cooking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through.

6. Serve the burgers on buns and top with your favorite burger additions.  If you like your burgers on the spicier side, be sure to drizzle extra Sriracha sauce on top!

sriracha_almond_turkey_burgers 5I have to say, the new Sriracha almonds may be my favorite flavor yet.  They leave me wondering if Blue Diamond could possibly ever come up with something good enough to top them.  Heck, who am I kidding?  They are pretty ingenious when it comes to almond flavors.  I am excited to see what they create next!

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Have you tried the Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds yet?
What would you make with these almonds?

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  • Ashley June 29, 2015, 8:29 am
    Oooo I love that you ground up those almonds and put them in the burgers! These sound so good! Perfect for July 4th too - you even got the red going on!! haha Ashley recently posted...Individual Blackberry and Blueberry CrispsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:23 pm
      You are right. These would be SO perfect for the 4th!
  • Liz June 29, 2015, 9:16 am
    What I good idea to put the almonds in the burgers! These look great. Liz recently posted...FitSnack June ReviewMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:24 pm
      Thank you, Liz! I hope you give them a try!
  • Lisa @ RunWiki June 29, 2015, 10:13 am
    What a great way to spice up a turkey burger! Pinned so I can reference this for my next bbq. Lisa @ RunWiki recently posted...Lemony Artichoke and White Bean HummusMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:26 pm
      Thank you, Lisa. I think these would be the perfect addition to your next BBQ :)
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 29, 2015, 10:47 am
    Oh my goodness! I need this in my life!! Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Weekend SnapshotsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:27 pm
      Yes you sure do!!
  • Vicky @ randomlittlefaves.com June 29, 2015, 11:52 am
    This looks amazing!! I love Sirachi sauce and I love the idea of turkey burgers since they're healthier, but I find them to be lacking in flavor, but with these babies, I'm sure it packs a punch of yumminess. This is going to happen this weekend :)..thanks so much for sharing!! Vicky @ randomlittlefaves.com recently posted...Get the life you want: It’s time to start chasing your dreams!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 4:30 pm
      YES! These definitely have some flavor going on :)
  • Julie is Hostess At Heart June 29, 2015, 12:01 pm
    This sounds delicious Hannah! A great way to bump up the turkey flavors too. Julie is Hostess At Heart recently posted...Chocolate Charlotte RoyalMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:28 pm
      Thank you, Julie. These spicy almonds definitely add some great flavor to plain turkey!
  • Heather Serra June 29, 2015, 12:03 pm
    Mmmm! I've been eating siracha on everything lately. I love this food trend. Great recipe. Super unique! I can't wait to try it! Heather Serra recently posted...Upside Down House; Niagara Falls, CanadaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 4:34 pm
      Thanks so much, Heather. I hope you love it as much as I do!
  • Jordan @ Harleys and Heels June 29, 2015, 12:21 pm
    Seriously love this idea. THANK YOU for sharing. Grabbing keys and hitting up the grocery store now! Jordan @ Harleys and Heels recently posted...3 Day Weekend | Part 1My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:30 pm
      Haha! You are so welcome. I hope you love them as much as I do! Fair warning... those almonds are so addicting.
  • Lauren Allen June 29, 2015, 12:37 pm
    I'm so excited to learn about Blue Diamond's sriracha almonds! YUM! This burger looks fantastic, can't wait to try it!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 1:30 pm
      They are seriously amazing almonds. You must get your hands on some ASAP!
  • Beverley @ sweaty&fit June 29, 2015, 3:38 pm
    sriracha seriously is the BEST. you can add it to anything! those almonds are the perfect snack :) Beverley @ sweaty&fit recently posted...Getting an IUDMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 4:35 pm
      They most definitely are. I love that they are great for both meal time AND snack time!
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 29, 2015, 4:57 pm
    You outdid yourself with these, Hannah! They look amazing! You're making me wish I ate turkey. ;) And I can't wait to see the highlights from your trip. Everything you've been sharing on social media has looked like so much fun! And very tasty, of course. :) Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Copycat Chipotle’s Corn SalsaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 8:13 pm
      I bet you could totally use these almonds in a veggie burger too!! You should try it :)
  • Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut June 29, 2015, 6:06 pm
    Um hi, my name is Amanda and I am available for taste testing!!! Seriously this looks amazing!! Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut recently posted...Inspire Me Monday #39 LOVE WinsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 8:14 pm
      Haha!! Thank you! You should absolutely make them :)
  • Mary June 29, 2015, 6:47 pm
    Those burgers look delicious. I am positive I will love then since I love all flavors of Blue Damond almonds. Another winner!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 8:15 pm
      You really cannot go wrong with anything made with Blue Diamond almonds :)
  • Shann Eva June 29, 2015, 8:06 pm
    Yum! These look awesome. My husband would love them. Shann Eva recently posted...Huge Flash Sale at Gymboree Today and Tomorrow onlyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 29, 2015, 8:18 pm
      It sounds like you should make them for him!! :D
  • rachel @ athletic avocado June 29, 2015, 9:02 pm
    love how you used the almonds for turkey burgers! These look amazing! :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 30, 2015, 8:49 am
      Thank you Rachel! They make for the perfect binder in these!
  • Jessica @ Moxie and Mischief June 29, 2015, 10:19 pm
    Almonds?! What an interesting combination. Sounds great! Jessica @ Moxie and Mischief recently posted...A Little Moxie, A Little Mischief: The Not-So-Pretty PicturesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 30, 2015, 9:17 am
      They work SO well in these burgers. You should definitely try them out!
  • Kim@Kim's Cravings June 30, 2015, 5:55 am
    The Sriracha almonds were some of our favorites too! Burgers are such a wonderful idea and your photos are gorgeous! Kim@Kim's Cravings recently posted...20 Healthy Dip Recipes for Summer CelebrationsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 30, 2015, 9:21 am
      Thanks so much, Kim!! They are definitely so, so good.. and addicting ;)
  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) June 30, 2015, 11:36 am
    These sound fantastic! Love the idea to put them in the burgers- YUM! Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted...3 Homeschool Preschool Activities for SummerMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 30, 2015, 4:45 pm
      Thanks so much, Brittany! Now I cannot wait to try making burgers with other flavors of almond!
  • April G June 30, 2015, 2:44 pm
    Interesting. I haven't thought of having almonds on the outside of a burger. This sounds wonderful. I'll have to check out those almonds too. April G recently posted...How To Work Out When You Don’t Feel Like ItMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 30, 2015, 4:46 pm
      You definitely should. They are amaaaazing! I love the spiciness :)
  • Crissy Dean July 9, 2015, 9:42 pm
    I love almonds! Your burger looks delicious and healthy! Check out my newest post "Beauty Secrets of the Bible" at www.RealLifeNaturalWife.com Crissy Dean recently posted...Beauty Secrets of the Bible~Step 1My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl July 16, 2015, 12:02 pm
      Thanks, Crissy! Almonds are my new favorite thing to add to turkey burgers!

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