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Metabolic Cooking Recipe: Asian Turkey Burger

Written on May 1, 2013 at 7:18 am, by Eric Cressey

As I’ve written in previous blog posts, I’m a big fan of Metabolic Cooking, a healthy cookbook that offers recipes for 249 healthy food options, many of which my wife and I cook on a regular basis.  This week, the authors, Dave Ruel and Karine Losier, have put the resource on sale for more than 50% off.  And, more specific to today’s post, they told me it’d be cool to post a sample recipe for those who may be interested in learning more about what to expect from this cookbook.

Recipe: Asian Turkey Burger

Makes 3 Servings (3 Burgers)


• 1 pound ground turkey
• ¼ cup minced onion
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons minced green bell pepper
• 1 tablespoon soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon water
• 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
• Salt and pepper
• 2 cloves garlic, crushed


1. Combine all the ingredients in a big bowl.
2. With clean hands, squeeze it together until it’s very well combined.
3. Divide into three equal portions and form into burgers about ¾ inch (2 cm) thick.
4. Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
5. Place over medium-high heat.
6. Cook the burgers for about 5 minutes per side until cooked through.

Nutritional Facts (per serving):

Calories: 184
Protein: 33g
Carbohydrates: 4g
Fat: 4g

turkey burgers

For more great recipes like this, check out Metabolic Cooking and take advantage of this week’s great discount.

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5 Responses to “Metabolic Cooking Recipe: Asian Turkey Burger”

  1. Adam Says:

    Hey Eric,

    You’ve also feature the anabolic cooking on here a decent amount as well. I thought I read somewhere that you found they were pretty interchangeable. Do you find most of the recipes can apply to people’s goals be it building muscle or leaning out? I’ve really enjoyed the protein bar recipe you shared and wasn’t sure if those are the type of things that show up in metabolic cooking as well.


  2. Jo Says:

    It’s amazing there’s only 184 calories in a burger like this. Is that because turkey is so lean, and has fewer calories ?

  3. Eric Cressey Says:

    Hi Adam,

    They’re definitely very interchangeable. Having both just gives you a bit more variety.

  4. cynthia brand Says:

    Hi, i am new to all of this but I am very interested. I started the apple and cinnamon water today. I have been going to the gym about three weeks now i hadnt seen to big of a change. Now with all these delicious main entrees what do you put aside to make it a meal?

  5. Joh13566g Says:

    Great recipe! I made that dish just last week and it tasted delicious!

    Metabolic Cooking will help you burn fat faster by boosting your metabolism in many ways.
    But now, what’s more important, is that our recipes taste great.
    They aren’t those tasteless meals that you actually start to avoid just because you can’t stand the smell of them.
    They’re meals you will look forward to, probably even start to crave.

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