Turkey Burgers With Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

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Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://vanessasvariations.com/2010/01/02/turkey-burgers-with-spicy-sweet-potato-fries/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

1 pound of lean ground turkey (preferably free range and organic)
1 small organic onion, diced
1 tablespoon organic olive oil
4 mediums sized organic sweet potatoes, scrubbed (keep skin on)
4 tablespoons of organic peanut oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

1
Saute onion and garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil until tender
2
Combine the rest of the ingredients and form into 4 round patties (press your thumb to create an indentation into each patty. This will help your burgers from forming into balls)
3
Heat grill pan on high, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add each burger and cook on high heat on each side for 2 minutes. Turn heat down to medium-low, cover, and cook for another 10-12 min.
4
Serve on a whole grain bun with healthy toppings such as tomato, lettuce, avocado, low fat cheese, and a small amount of organic ketchup, low fat mayo, or mustard! Yum!
5
Cut up sweet potatoes into even pieces in french fry shapes
6
Combine all ingredients together, mix well, and bake on a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray at 400F for 45 min to an hour (in a convection oven if you have one).
7
Flip the fries around on the cookie sheet a few times. Cook until the fries reach desired texture. I like to use peanut oil also because it is a healthy oil and has a high smoke point. Serve immediately with the burger.

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Happy New Year!!! I am so excited that it’s the New Year because I can focus on even more healthy recipes. I have to admit, during the holidays I do tend to eat a bit unhealthily. Now I am back on track and working on all my favorite recipes!
Here is a recipe for one of my favorite variations on an all time American favorite: Burgers!
I love turkey burgers and sweet potato fries because you still get all the good flavors and textures of a traditional burger, and you save tons of calories and saturated fat! Not to mention you get a lot of anti-oxidants from the fries.

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January 11, 2010

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