Turkey Burgers With Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Foodista Cookbook Entry

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.


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


Saute onion and garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil until tender
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)
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.
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!
Cut up sweet potatoes into even pieces in french fry shapes
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).
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.




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.




Monday, January 11, 2010 - 9:07am


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